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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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FIJA in the News &FIJActivist &Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 02 Feb 2011

Florida Judge Bans Free Speech and Justice

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Very late last night, the FIJA office got word that our ongoing educational outreach campaign in Florida has gotten a judge’s attention. From James Cox: Hello Ilo, On my way to talk to the students at USF today, I received a phone call from Anthony Colarossi, Senior Reporter at the Orlando Sentinel. Mr. Colarossi started […]

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FIJA in the News &Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 20 Jan 2011

Talking Points Memo on Montana Jury Rights Bill

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Although FIJA takes no position on legislation, we do track any legislation related to juries, whether the legislation is suspension of trial by jury blamed on budget cuts, or bills introduced in any legislative body. This Talking Points Memo is related to a bill being introduced in the Montana legislature.  The memo was sent to […]

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FIJA in the News &Function of Juries &Jurors Doing Justice &Jury Nullification | 02 Jan 2011

Missoula District Court: Pot case ‘mutiny’ leaves ripples for other drug cases

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Missoula District Court: Pot case ‘mutiny’ leaves ripples for other drug cases But what happened so publicly in Missoula has been going on quietly in black communities for years, according to Paul Butler, a former federal prosecutor who is a professor and associate dean at Georgetown University’s School of Law. “It happens all of the […]

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FIJA in the News &Function of Juries &Jurors Doing Justice &Jury Nullification | 30 Dec 2010

Marijuana: The power of jurors

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Marijuana: The power of jurors When a handful of potential jurors in Missoula County District Court recently expressed their unwillingness to convict Touray Cornell for possessing a small amount of marijuana, County Attorney Andrew Paul called it a “mutiny.” But Iloilo Marguerite Jones wouldn’t use that word. Jones serves as director of the Helena-based Fully […]

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FIJA in the News &Jurors Doing Justice &Jury Nullification | 27 Dec 2010

Missoula Jury Pool Refuses to Convict

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Recently, the Missoulian reported on the inability of a Missoula, Montana court even to seat a jury due to the jurors’ indications during voir dire that they would not convict a defendant of the entirely victimless act of possession of 1/16th of an ounce of marijuana. Several members of the jury pool expressed their disapproval […]

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FIJA in the News &Function of Juries | 17 Nov 2010

Doug Casey on Juries and Justice

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Doug Casey is interviewed by Louis James, Editor, International Speculator on Lew Rockwell. L: Doug, in our conversation last week, we touched on the topic of jury duty, and I could tell that you had a lot of thoughts on the subject. It’s an important topic, since the jury system is, theoretically at least, meant […]

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FIJA in the News &FIJActivist | 17 Nov 2010

Activists encourage jurors to take a stand

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It seems to be an altruistic endeavor: Rally the populace to make informed and conscientious decisions when serving as a juror. But James Cox, campaign manager for the Fully Informed Jury Association, said he was threatened with arrest outside the Broward County Courthouse; received a citation from Homeland Security while handing out literature in front […]

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FIJA in the News &Jury Rights Day | 03 Sep 2010

Jury Rights Day

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Connecticut recognizes September 5th as Jury Rights Day!

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FIJA in the News &Jury Rights Day | 02 Sep 2010

Jury Appreciation Day

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New Hampshire has proclaimed September 5th, 2010 as Jury Appreciation Day.

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FIJA in the News &Function of Juries | 25 Aug 2010

The Oath Keeper Juror

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The Oath Keeper Juror By Don Doig The Constitution is the supreme law of the land, and the Oath is to the Constitution, not to the government, or to any official. This has implications for persons summoned for jury duty. It has implications for judges and prosecutors too, should they be interested in obeying their […]

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FIJA in the News &FIJActivist | 03 Jun 2010

Videotape Police Abuse, Go to Jail?

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George Donnelly may be wondering what country he is in right now. Recently, he and other activists trying to hand out pamphlets published by the Fully Informed Jury Association were confronted by U.S. marshals in Manhattan. Attempting to record the encounter, Donnelly found himself being pushed to the pavement by the marshals. Then arrested. He […]

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FIJA in the News &FIJActivist | 14 May 2010

Legal and Financial Assistance needed for George Donnelly

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Legal and Financial Assistance needed for George Donnelly, peaceful person. George was attacked, arrested, and sent to a federal facility for the “crime” of photographing on federal property, which is not an offense against any known or published statute, law, edict, whim, or directive. George has been released and is at home under “home arrest.” […]

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FIJA in the News | 06 Nov 2009

Libertarian freedom activist forcibly hospitalized and drugged

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Veteran libertarian civil rights activist Julian Heicklen calls it “an out-and-out kidnapping” when Homeland Security Police forcibly transported him to a hospital where he was injected with Thorazine against his will. Read the rest of this article by Garry Reed at the Libertarian News Examiner.

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FIJA in the News | 24 Jun 2008

FIJA article in Restore the Republic! magazine

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FIJA on page 40 “Alright… the digital version of Republic is in … this time we went after the experts to get some real solutions to the problems we are facing in America today… and it’s our biggest issue yet and at the right page count to get on the news stands all across the […]

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