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Function of Juries | 07 Jul 2011

Reminder of the Function of the Jury in the Wake of the Casey Anthony Trial

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In the wake of the Casey Anthony trial, we have gotten a number of calls regarding the case. While we do not have a comment on the details of this particular case, we remind everyone that guilt is determined by evidence and not the heinousness of the allegations against the defendant. The primary purpose of […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 06 Jul 2011

Jury can send message on medical marijuana law

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The following letter to the editor, submitted by Thomas DeLaTorre of Pinckney, MT, was recently published in the Livingston Daily in Livingston, MT: Jury can send message on medical marijuana law Being on a jury can be one of the greatest experiences of citizenship. It is a duty that you should not take lightly or […]

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Function of Juries | 04 Jul 2011

Michigan Pilot Jury Program

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Rose Lear brings us news of a pilot jury program in Michigan: Jurors discuss Springer trial, decision – Part of Michigan Pilot Jury Program The ability of jurors to question witnesses is part of a pilot program in Michigan that’s been under way since 2008. Under the experimental program, the 14-member Springer jury receives copies […]

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Jurors Doing Justice | 28 Jun 2011

Tom Knapp Reports on Jury Duty

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Tom Knapp was recently called for jury duty. Read up on his story for handy tips on how to deliver justice as a juror even as the court attempts to stack the deck in favor of the government. Out of the Pool The little handbook they gave us was a bit roundabout, but did manage […]

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FIJActivist &Jury Rights Day &Volunteer | 21 Jun 2011

FIJA Banners for Events

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Within a few days, FIJA will have new banners available for events such as conferences, meetings, marches, speaking engagements, conventions, and other times when you’d like to make a significant statement to the public. All of these banners are suitable for table fronts, for above tables on the walls, for draping a podium, and for […]

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Freedom Friday &Lunch Break for Liberty | 27 May 2011

Freedom Friday- Lunch Break for Liberty

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This week Maine Freedom Watchdogs presents a video explaining how the people’s branch of government- the jury- can veto laws, just as the other three branches of government can. Please take a minute at lunchtime today to pass this short video on to family and friends! If you would like to recommend a jury-related video […]

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Jurors Doing Justice &Sixth Amendment | 26 May 2011

9th Circuit Panel Rules Juror Can’t Be Discharged Due to His Views on the Merits of a Case

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Eugene Volokh reports on a recent Ninth Circuit ruling in the case of Williams v. Cavazos in which a juror, who was reluctant to convict, was dismissed in the middle of deliberations: Dismissing a Holdout Juror in the Middle of Deliberations Because “His Mind Is Bent . . . Against the Prosecution” Volokh quotes from […]

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Freedom Friday &Function of Juries &Jurors Doing Justice &Lunch Break for Liberty | 20 May 2011

Freedom Friday- Lunch Break for Liberty

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In this week’s Freedom Friday, Phil Mocek discusses his court victory in which a jury delivered a resounding No! to harassment of citizens by government agents enforcing their personal whims rather than the law. We posted about his case here. FIJA spoke with Mocek regarding his jury’s role in protecting him from government agents who […]

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Volunteer | 18 May 2011

Outreach Opportunities- North Carolina, Illinois

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As we are having more requests come in for help in connecting activists with one another, we will likely be posting about these outreach opportunities roughly weekly. If you would like us to announce a call to activists in your area for outreach efforts you are coordinating, please e-mail us with the relevant information and […]

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Freedom Friday &Lunch Break for Liberty | 13 May 2011

Freedom Friday- Lunch Break for Liberty

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This week’s Freedom Friday features a very short cartoon explaining the history and power of jury nullification. Please take a few minutes today to pass this along to family and friends! If you would like to recommend a jury-related video for Freedom Friday, let us know in the FIJA forum or by sending an e-mail […]

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Volunteer | 09 May 2011

FIJA Outreach Opportunities for Illinois (Updated)

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We would like to let you know about two current jury education outreach opportunities in Illinois. If you are able to support either of these efforts, we would greatly appreciate your participation. Please note that the outreach campaign in Crawford County has been extended through the end of June 2011. Rock Island County Courthouse, IL […]

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Volunteer | 29 Apr 2011

FIJA Outreach Opportunities in Illinois

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We would like to let you know about two current jury education outreach opportunities in Illinois. If you are able to support either of these efforts, we would greatly appreciate your participation. Rock Island County Courthouse, IL Nancy Brandt and other activists are currently handing out literature near the Scott County Courthouse in Iowa. Nancy […]

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Freedom Friday &Lunch Break for Liberty | 29 Apr 2011

Freedom Friday- Lunch Break for Liberty Online

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In this week’s Freedom Friday video, we share with you a brief talk given by a FIJA activist before the Liberty Toastmasters in Colorado: If you would like to recommend a jury-related video for Freedom Friday, let us know in the FIJA forum or by sending an e-mail to us at aji(at)fija.org/aie653l. And don’t forget […]

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Jury Nullification | 16 Apr 2011

Jury nullifies felony pot charge, reduces to misdemeanor

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FIJA Activist Rich Angell reports from New Hampshire on the recent trial of Bob Constantine: Jury nullifies felony pot charge, reduces to misdemeanor There was little question about whether Robert ‘Bob’ Constantine actually grew marijuana on his property in rural Grafton, but the jurors failed to reach a verdict on the felony charge of manufacturing […]

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Freedom Friday &Lunch Break for Liberty | 15 Apr 2011

Freedom Friday- Lunch Break for Liberty

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This week’s Freedom Friday video shines a bright light on the jury selection process from a prosecuting attorney. In this excerpt from a 1980’s training video for prosecutors, then Philadelphia Assistant District Attorney Jack McMahon explains that the prosecution isn’t concerned with justice, but rather with winning the case. Based on this, he encourages prosecutors […]

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