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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 24 Jan 2011

Letter to the Editor Regarding New Hampshire HB 146

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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. The following is a letter regarding New Hampshire’s HB 146 which was published in the Concord Monitor: Legislation would empower […]

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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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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 17 Jan 2011

HB146 (2011) Relative to the right of jury nullification.

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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 bill was brought to our attention by one of our FIJA Contacts in New Hampshire, Dick Marple. HB146 (2011) […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 17 Jan 2011

You Can Be a Martin Luther King Juror

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One may well ask: “How can you advocate breaking some laws and obeying others?” The answer lies in the fact that there are two types of laws: just and unjust. I would be the first to advocate obeying just laws. One has not only a legal but a moral responsibility to obey just laws. Conversely, […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 04 Jan 2011

Roger Roots Documents the Destruction of Law

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The Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure: One of the Most Evil Books in Print by Roger Roots I recently obtained the latest edition of West’s Criminal Code and Rules, the book containing the rules you need to know if you are ever accused of a federal criminal offense. The book is updated every year, and […]

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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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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 31 Dec 2010

Jurors’ Moral Duty

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From The Independent Institute: Jurors’ Moral Duty Panelists David Friedman and Judge Alex Kozinski had a lively exchange in response to a question about the doctrine of jury nullification during the Q&A portion of our recent Independent Policy Forum, “Is U.S. Justice Broken? Overcoming Government Legal Failure“, based on our book, The Pursuit of Justice: […]

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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 &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 &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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FIJActivist &Function of Juries | 19 Jul 2010

Nullification: Individual and Collective Uses

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by Iloilo Marguerite Jones, Executive Director Fully Informed Jury Association – fija.org/aie653l In Wood’s new and excellent book on Nullification, much is written about the use of nullification at the state level of government against the federal level of government, but less attention is given nullification by the individual juror. Yet, the essence of justice […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 02 Jun 2010

The Human Right to Conscience

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To the Editor Please publish in full and with attribution. Helena, Montana The Human Right to Conscience Iloilo Jones, Executive Director, Fully Informed Jury Association Recently, making recommendations on certain ballot measures, Montana Human Rights network (MHRN) sent this message: “Sponsored by Darby’s Frank Kucera, CI-104 would require that juries be told that they can […]

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FIJA Calendar &Function of Juries &Interviews &Jury Nullification | 25 Mar 2010

FIJA Interview on BlogTalkRadio’s “Halli and Friends”

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Listen live Wednesday, 31 March from 1:00-2:00 pm Mountain Time as Halli Stone interviews FIJA Director Iloilo Jones on BlogTalkRadio’s Halli and Friends. (917) 889-3946 is the call-in number. If you cannot listen live, you can also listen to an archived episode of the show at your convenience either on BlogTalkRadio or at TrishAndHalli.com.

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FIJA Calendar &Function of Juries &Interviews &Jury Nullification | 10 Mar 2010

FIJA Interview on American Freedom Radio

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FIJA Director Iloilo Jones will be interviewed on the Jury on American Freedom Radio on Tuesday, 23 March 2010 from 10:30-11:00 am Mountain Time. Listen online or click through the link to find the program on select local stations. And if you have a jury-related question, the call-in number for the show is 1-866-238-2120.

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Function of Juries &Interviews | 17 Feb 2010

FIJA Interview on BlogTalkRadio’s “Halli and Friends”

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Listen live tomorrow at 1:00 pm MST as Halli Stone interviews FIJA Director Iloilo Jones regarding the purpose, function and duties of a jury on BlogTalkRadio’s Halli and Friends. We’re not sure if they’ll be taking calls, but click through the link and you will find a call-in number that you might try if you […]

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