Fully Informed Jury Association

Are you fully informed about jury nullification?

Archive for the 'Function of Juries' Category

Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 07 Feb 2013

-Anniversary of Georgia v. Brailsford

Share

Today’s episode of a podcast called 365 Days of Liberty celebrates the anniversary of the third Georgia v. Brailsford case, a notable milestone in the history of the jury. In the Opinion of the Court in Georgia v. Brailsford, first Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court John Jay clearly articulated on this day […]

Share

Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 06 Feb 2013

-Ham Sandwich Nation: Due Process When Everything is a Crime

Share

In this recent paper, Glenn Harlan Reynolds discusses the detrimental consequences to individuals’ right to due process of overcriminalization and prosecutorial abuse facilitated by prosecutorial immunity. Ham Sandwich Nation: Due Process When Everything is a Crime Given the vast web of legislation and regulation that exists today, virtually any American is at risk of prosecution […]

Share

Function of Juries &Jury Nullification &Missive of the Month | 01 Feb 2013

-MISSIVE OF THE MONTH: Juries can check the government

Share

Many thanks to Montana State Contact Mike Fellows for submitting the following letter to the Ravalli Republic: Juries can check the government The talk of gun bans continues to be heard around this nation. The Second Amendment was very clear on the issue, that the right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. […]

Share

Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 22 Jan 2013

-Did You Miss Our 2013 Freedom Calendar?

Share

We sold out of our 2013 Freedom Calendars very quickly this year, with all of our stock gone before the end of 2012! If you were unable to get one before our supply was gone, you can still order one directly from the publisher. It will be slightly different than our version, without the FIJA […]

Share

Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 16 Jan 2013

-Rep. Gregory Files Bill on Jurors’ Rights (Georgia)

Share

Note: While FIJA national does not take any position regarding any piece of legislation, we do track legislation that is relevant to our educational mission. News of the jurors’ rights bill we are tracking in Georgia is now being reported in the local media. From The Marietta Daily Journal: Rep. Gregory Files Bill on Jurors’ […]

Share

Freedom Friday &Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 04 Jan 2013

-FREEDOM FRIDAY: MAN SENTENCED TO JAIL FOR ALLEGED SIGN ORDINANCE VIOLATION

Share

15-day jail sentence over Lockport sign We kick off 2013 Freedom Fridays today with this video about a man who was sentenced to 15 days in jail for a sign ordinance violation. David Mongielo is a Lockport, NY businessman who was fined hundreds of dollars and sentenced to jail for violating a Lockport sign ordinance […]

Share

Function of Juries | 03 Jan 2013

Obama Signs NDAA with Indefinite Detention Provision Still in Place

Share

Obama signs 2013 defense authorization, minus indefinite detention ban On Wednesday, President Barack Obama signed the 2013 National Defense Authorization Act, which outlines the Pentagon’s budget for the following year. Though the newest NDAA still allows for the indefinite detention of American citizens, the president insisted in a signing statement that his administration would not […]

Share

Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 28 Dec 2012

FREEDOM FRIDAY: JURY NULLIFICATION ON PATRIOT’S LAMENT RADIO SHOW

Share

This week’s Freedom Friday video features Alaska radio show “Patriot’s Lament” with several guests, including FIJA State Contact Joshua Bennett, discussing Lysander Spooner’s work on jury nullification, including its application to criminal charges against abolitionists accused of aiding fugitive slaves in violation of the law of the era. This video is just the audio track […]

Share

Function of Juries | 27 Dec 2012

Jack Klugman, Last of the 12 Angry Men, Dies at Age 90

Share

And then there were none… Jack Klugman, last of the 12 Angry Men, dies aged 90 American actor Jack Klugman passed away at the age of 90 on 25 December. Among many other accomplishments, he is notable for his role as Juror #5 and having been the last surviving cast member of the original 1957 […]

Share

Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 03 Dec 2012

Nullification and Secession?

Share

In this commentary on the The Washington Times Communities website, author Tom Mullen compares three ideas for protecting individual rights: secession, state nullification, and jury nullification. Compared with secession and nullification as exercised by state governments, Mullen points out that jury nullification is the most peaceful option and that it “gives us the home court […]

Share

Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 29 Nov 2012

Sharon Letts: Nullify It!

Share

Sharon Letts of The Arcata Eye gives her readers a lesson on jury nullification this week in an article on the local cannabis industry in Humboldt County, California. Sharon Letts: Cannabis Subsidizes Humboldt County So, what to do when supply and demand is high, the people are healing, the state says A-OK, but the feds […]

Share

Function of Juries | 26 Nov 2012

U.S. Attorney Seeks Forfeiture of Assets from Defendants Acquitted by Jury

Share

Many thanks to Eapen Thampy, from Americans for Forfeiture Reform, who alerted us to this news item. Federal Ambulance Asset Forfeiture? In Abingdon, Virginia, U.S. District Attorney Janine Myatt is seeking the forfeiture of ambulances and other squad vehicles from a volunteer rescue services organization: A federal judge is considering whether the Saltville Rescue Squad […]

Share

Function of Juries &Jury Nullification &Volunteer | 09 Nov 2012

FREEDOM FRIDAY: COOK COUNTY COURTHOUSE OUTREACH

Share

In this week’s Freedom Friday video, activists Mike Kalas and Dreadsen discuss their outreach efforts near the Cook County Courthouse in Chicago, IL. They explain the basics of jury nullification and its importance in protecting defendants from punishment under unjust or unjustly applied laws. Thanks to everyone who helped educate the residents of Cook County! […]

Share

Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 02 Nov 2012

FREEDOM FRIDAY: ILOILO JONES ON THE POWER OF THE JURY

Share

In this week’s Freedom Friday video, Gary Franchi interviews FIJA director Iloilo Jones. She discusses the basics you need to know about the power of petit and grand and juries to protect us all from the abuse, over-reach, and political ambition of government agents. Please take a moment today to post this to your social […]

Share

FIJA in the News &Function of Juries | 26 Oct 2012

Supermom vs. the Gutless Wonder That Is a Jury

Share

Becky Akers discusses the recent case of Andrea Abbott being convicted of disorderly conduct for verbally objecting to a TSA agent groping her 14-year-old daughter and herself. Jurors convicted Ms. Abbott of “disorderly conduct”-a charge that is liberally brought against defendants who don’t meekly submit to intrusive and abusive orders from government agents. This case […]

Share

« Newer Entries - Older Entries »