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Jury Nullification | 06 Jul 2013

-PorcFest X Jury Nullification Panel

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This is a pretty lengthy video, but it is worth watching as it gets into fairly detailed information. Two quick highlights: 1. An audience member makes the insightful point that in every case there are two defendants. Not only is the individual accused of violating the law on trial, but the law itself is on […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 05 Jul 2013

-Why Do Prosecutors Try To “Weed Out” Potential Jurors Aware Of Jury Nullification?

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Thanks to Killer Bud who delves deeply into the inner workings of the legal system, especially with regard to marijuana cases, and how those invested in criminalization of peaceful activities game the system to try and eliminate fully informed jurors. Why Do Prosecutors Try To “Weed Out” Potential Jurors Aware Of Jury Nullification? I believe […]

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Jury Nullification | 05 Jul 2013

-Dilbert Creator Scott Adams Predicts Jury Nullification for Snowden

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Dilbert creator Scott Adams recently expressed his skepticism that any jury could be found who would convict Edward Snowden for alleged legal violations related to disclosing criminal activity by the NSA. Adams, unclear on the legal status of his right to speak his mind openly on the topic of jury nullification, does not officially advocate […]

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Freedom Friday &Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 05 Jul 2013

-FREEDOM FRIDAY: Jury Nullification Is Part of the Justice System

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In this week’s Freedom Friday, Gersh Avery reminds us that jury nullification is an intentional part of the justice system. He points out that juries are one means by which government can be forced to obey the voters when they decide to prosecute peaceful people unjustly, such as continuing to levy charges against people in […]

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Jury Nullification | 02 Jul 2013

-Dave Herbert Reports on His Jury Nullification Talk in Billings

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Dave Herbert sends us the following report on his recent talk to the Pachyderm Club in Billings, MT. Do you have some juror outreach activity to report? Let us know by email to aji@fija.org. We may post it on our website, social networks, publish it in our newsletter, etc. Please feel free to attach pictures! […]

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Function of Juries &Jurors Doing Justice &Jury Nullification | 02 Jul 2013

-Jeff Olson Acquitted of Sidewalk Chalking “Vandalism” in Apparent Jury Nullification

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At risk of 13 years in prison plus an addition $13,000 in fines, activist Jeff Olson turned down a plea deal and took his case before a jury where today he was acquitted on all 13 misdemeanor charges in what appears to be another jury nullification. Jeff Olson Acquitted Of Charges From Writing In Chalk […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 02 Jul 2013

-Jurors’ Reactions to Tim O’Shea Prosecution

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Good news yesterday on the conclusion of the Tim O’Shea case from Terrie Best of San Diego Americans for Safe Access. Last week a jury deadlocked 9 Not Guilty, 3 Guilty in this case, and we were awaiting news of whether a retrial would be held. Terrie reports on Judge Rogers’ response to the prosecutor’s […]

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Jury Nullification | 01 Jul 2013

-Mayor Filner on Jury Nullification Plea for Sidewalk Chalker: No One Has Asked Me

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The Fully Informed Jury Association does not advocate for or against any case in progress. We do, however, track and report on cases in which jury nullification is at issue. This article concerns a recent case in which Jeff Olson faces a maximum of 13 years in prison for writing political statements on a public […]

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Jury Nullification | 01 Jul 2013

-“Full Circle” Jury Nullification Short Film

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Thanks to David Snellings who alerts us to this entry in the “Operation Paul Revere” film contest. A defendant is charged with a “crime” for the legal offense of growing a garden instead of a lawn in his front yard- a situation that is quickly becoming more and more common. We definitely appreciate that someone […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 28 Jun 2013

-Report on a Judge’s and a Prosecutor’s Views on Jury Nullification

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We have come across a report by Adela Falk of The Human Solution regarding this week’s case of medical marijuana user and grower Tim O’Shea’s case in San Diego. Funny that we take different lessons from court support Apparently, several activist were passing out Jury Nullification pamphlets to potential jurors early in the morning. Prosecutor […]

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Freedom Friday &Jury Nullification | 28 Jun 2013

-FREEDOM FRIDAY: Jury Nullification Outreach in Clay County, Florida

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In this week’s Freedom Friday video, we share with you more great FIJA activism informing Floridians about jury nullification! Jeff Gray (Honor Your Oath) stands outside the Clay County Courthouse in Green Cove Springs, Florida engaging interested passersby in conversation informing them about the power of jurors to protect their neighbors by nullifying bad laws […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 27 Jun 2013

-Casting Democracy to the Wind on the Homeless in Palo Alto

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Mark Petersen-Perez of The Palo Alto Free Press reports that Palo Alto, California is moving forward on a proposed ban which, according to former Santa Clara County Public Defender Aram James, would make living in a vehicle a criminal offense punishable by 6 months in jail. Speaking after the council’s decision to move forward with […]

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Jury Nullification | 27 Jun 2013

-Rich Paul Appeal Funded to Go Forward

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The fundraising appeal to go forward with Rich Paul’s appeal in his jury nullification case has been funded sufficiently to go forward with the appeal. Funds are now being raised to support additional expenses related to the appeal and in preparation for a possible retrial. Click through below for the link to the new campaign. […]

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Function of Juries &Interviews &Jury Nullification | 26 Jun 2013

-Jury Nullification on Hawaii’s Tomorrow Radio Show

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Kirsten Tynan will join Share Christie and Ed Forchion discussing jury rights and justice on live drive home talk radio in Hawaii tomorrow: Thursday, 27 June 2013 at 5:00 pm Hawaii time on Hawaii’s Tomorrow on 760 AM with Jeff Davis, The Solar Guy If you are still awake in your time zone, listen live […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 26 Jun 2013

-Jurors Explain Decision in Hershberger Case

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Last night in Rock Springs, Wisconsin, jurors in the the Vernon Hershberger case spoke to the public about the courtroom shenanigans that led to their confusing verdict. The anchor gets some of the details wrong about the charges and verdicts in this video, but check it out for comments from the jurors, one of whom […]

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