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Freedom Friday &Lunch Break for Liberty | 08 Apr 2011

Freedom Friday- Lunch Break for Liberty

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In this week’s Freedom Friday video, listen to a short clip from British television series Rumpole of the Bailey in which jurors are reminded that their primary concern is with delivering justice, even if in contradiction to the law. If you would like to recommend a jury-related video for Freedom Friday, let us know in […]

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Function of Juries | 30 Mar 2011

Another Sad Reminder of the Important Role of Independent Juries

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On this week’s edition of This American Life, host Ira Glass delves into the cases of three victims of Glynn County Georgia Superior Court Judge Amanda Williams’ drug court in Episode 430: Very Tough Love: This week: A drug court program that we believe is run differently from every other drug court in the country, […]

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Jurors Doing Justice &Jury Nullification | 26 Mar 2011

Yakima jury acquits medical marijuana grower

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Another jury just said no to bad laws and unjust prosecution for a peaceful activity: Yakima jury acquits medical marijuana grower It took a superior court jury in Yakima just 25 minutes Thursday to acquit a man accused of having too many plants at a medical marijuana dispensary. Man Acquitted in Medicinal Marijuana Case A […]

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Freedom Friday &Lunch Break for Liberty | 25 Mar 2011

Freedom Friday- Lunch Break for Liberty Online

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This week’s Freedom Friday video features a brief explanation of jury nullification and a mention of the Citizens Rule Book. If you would like your own copy of the Citizens Rule Book, you can order it from our Media Catalog. If you would like to recommend a jury-related video for Freedom Friday, let us know […]

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FIJA Calendar | 23 Mar 2011

Agora I/O Unconference March 25-27, 2011

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Agora I/O Unconference March 25-27, 2011 Iloilo Marguerite Jones, of the Fully Informed Jury Association, will be discussing how to start and maintain cooperative community schools as a healthy alternative to government schools Friday, March 25, at 11 AM Eastern Time. She will be making a few remarks about informed jurors as well. James Cox, […]

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FIJA Calendar &Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 20 Mar 2011

Seattle-Cannabis Resource Center, Monthly Lecture Series: Jury Nullification

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Cannabis Resource Center, Monthly Lecture Series Topic: Jury Nullification Wednesday, 23 March 2011 at 7:00pm Cannabis Resource Center 1714 1st Avenue South Seattle, Washington 98134 Kirsten Tynan, of the Fully Informed Jury Association, discusses jury nullification, the power by which everyday Americans can end the war against cannabis.

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Function of Juries | 18 Mar 2011

Judge Misinforms Jury in Liberty Dollar Trial

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It has just been reported that a jury has convicted defendant Bernard von NotHaus on three charges related to counterfeiting with respect to his Liberty Dollar activities. It is worth noting that the jury in this case was reportedly misinformed repeatedly by the judge and prosecutor during the trial as to their authority and responsibility […]

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Function of Juries | 18 Mar 2011

Judge Ignores Jury, Sentences D.C. Man for Acquitted Conduct

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U.S. District Judge Richard W. Roberts D.C. man gets 18 years for $600 drug deal More than three years ago, a federal jury acquitted Antwaun Ball on racketeering and conspiracy charges that he led a violent drug gang in the Congress Park neighborhood in Southeast Washington, convicting him solely of a $600, half-ounce drug deal. […]

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Contests &Freedom Friday | 18 Mar 2011

Freedom Friday- Justice Through Jurors Video Contest

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Most Fridays we bring you a jury-related video to share with friends and family, but this week we’re mixing it up a bit. The Fully Informed Jury Association invites you to participate in our jury rights video contest in conjunction with Jury Rights Day 2011. We’re asking you to make a video to help get […]

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Freedom Friday &Lunch Break for Liberty | 04 Mar 2011

Freedom Friday: Lunch Break for Liberty

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You may be hearing a lot these days about states nullifying federal law. But did you know that you have the power to nullify any unjust law or regulation imposed by any government entity or agent when you serve as an independent juror? This week’s video from Maine Freedom Watchdogs explains the purpose and power […]

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FIJA in the News | 07 Feb 2011

TechDirt Reports on Florida Ban on Educational Outreach

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As I’m posting this, the following article is third from the top on TechDirt’s home page. Even more people are learning about jury nullification! Judge Bans Handing (Factual) Pamphlets To Jurors; Raising First Amendment Issues Apparently, there’s a group called the Fully Informed Jury Association (FIJA) — which seems like a pretty good idea. Why […]

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FIJA in the News | 04 Feb 2011

Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press Article on Judge’s Order

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Judge bans leaflets meant to influence jurors at courthouses Ninth Judicial Circuit Chief Judge Belvin Perry signed the Florida Administrative Court Order in response to representatives of the national non-profit organization Fully Informed Jury Association handing out pamphlets outside the Orange County Courthouse, according to a story in The Orlando Sentinel. The organization advocates “jury […]

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FIJA in the News | 04 Feb 2011

Judge’s order bans FIJA educational activities, sparking free-speech debate

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Judge Perry’s unconstitutional administrative order is having exactly the opposite effect of his intent. Rather than stopping jurors from learning about their authority when serving on juries, FIJA’s message has been picked up by yet another local media source, The Orlando Sentinel: Judge’s order bans jury pamphlets, sparking free-speech debate A passage with discussion by […]

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Media Releases | 04 Feb 2011

For Immediate Release: Confusion in the Courts, Justice from Jurors

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4 February 2011 For Immediate Release 357 words ********** Confusion in the Courts, Justice from Jurors Conflicting interpretations of laws confuse people. Uninformed, undereducated judges who do not understand the law should resign rather than issue unlawful orders. During the past year, the Fully Informed Jury Association (FIJA) has conducted a peaceful, orderly educational campaign […]

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FIJActivist | 04 Feb 2011

FIJA Letter Questions Florida Judge, Atty General, Governor Over Unlawful Order

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On Thursday, 3 February 2011, FIJA sent on FIJA letterhead via United States Postal Service certified mail, the following questions to Florida Judge Blevin Perry, Jr., to Florida Governor Rick Scott, and to Attorney General Pam Bondi:Questions for Florida Chief Judge Belvin Perry, Jr., Governor Rick Scott, and Attorney General Pam Bondi (pdf) The letter, […]

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