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Here is some basic information you need to know in order to serve as a fully informed juror when called for jury duty.
Press releases and other resources for news, television, film, and other media professionals.
Information for defendants who are seeking trial by jury and are considering a jury nullification strategy.
Key jury-related legal cases as well as current policy, law, and proposed legislation regarding jury rights.
Jury-related resources for attorneys interested including CLE information, legal arguments, amicus briefs, and more.
Frequently asked questions, articles and essays, historic documents, videos, glossary of legal terms, and more.
We'll discuss with Professor Michael Huemer his forthcoming book entitled "Justice before the Law". . In this book, Professor Huemer explores the largest injustices in the legal system and what can be done about them. Besides proposing institutional reforms, he argues that prosecutors, judges, lawyers, and jury members ought to place justice before the law—for example, by refusing to enforce unjust laws or impose unjust sentences.
Coming up on June 4! Join us for a screening of the short film "Tank Man" on the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre, and a discussion with its creator, actor/director and FIJA Vice Chairman Robert Anthony Peters, about what jurors can learn from the heroic example of Tank Man.
Video and reference links for our 9 November 2020 Zoom session of 15 Minutes with FIJA. We cover jury issues in two capital cases, jury trial delays due to reluctance of people to serve, and an update on the status of trials by jury around the country.