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eBulletin &Jurors Doing Justice | 29 Dec 2010

The True Role of the Juror: Jury Pool’s Veto in Montana

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The True Role of the Juror: Jury Pool’s Veto in Montana If you found the story about the Missoula jury pool refusal to enforce a bad law to be refreshing, you will be glad to learn that this honorable tradition by juries goes back to the Magna Carta. It is one of the rights used […]

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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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eBulletin &Jurors Doing Justice &Media Releases | 24 Dec 2010

FIJA Applauds Veto by Missoula Jury Pool

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For Immediate Release (250 words) 23 December 2010 FIJA Applauds Veto by Missoula Jury Pool Iloilo Marguerite Jones, Executive Director of the Fully Informed Jury Association (FIJA), applauds actions of the Missoula jury pool, but not the government label of “mutiny.” Jury veto, or jury nullification, is the lawful vote of the People to prevent […]

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FIJActivist &Jurors Doing Justice &Jury Nullification | 20 Dec 2010

Jury pool in marijuana case stages ‘mutiny’

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A funny thing happened on the way to a trial in Missoula County District Court last week. Jurors – well, potential jurors – staged a revolt. They took the law into their own hands, as it were, and made it clear they weren’t about to convict anybody for having a couple of buds of marijuana. […]

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