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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 21 Jun 2013

-FREEDOM FRIDAY: Members of the Bellingham 3 Call for Jury Nullification

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FIJA does not advocate for or against any case in progress. However, we do track cases in which the rights and responsibilities of jurors may play a key role. In this week’s Freedom Friday video, Poppy Sidhu, of the Bellingham Cannabis 3, calls jury nullification “the light at the end of the tunnel”. Along with […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 19 Jun 2013

-Information Withheld from Hershberger Jury Might Have Resulted in Fourth Acquittal

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The recent raw milk case of Vernon Hershberger ended in a very curious verdict. Hershberger was acquitted of three counts of operating retail, dairy, and processing facilities without licenses, but was convicted of one count of violating a hold order that resulted from the activities of which he was acquitted. How could a jury convict […]

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FIJActivist &Jury Nullification | 19 Jun 2013

-Jury Nullification Outreach at Hall of Justice in San Diego

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Many thanks to San Diego Americans for Safe Access for passing along this photo of individuals at the Hall of Justice in San Diego reading FIJA educational literature! The concept of jury nullification got a recent boost of exposure in the San Diego media when Mayor Bob Filner publicly advocated for jury nullification in the […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 11 Jun 2013

-Jury Nullification, Not a Pardon for Edward Snowden

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Thomas Mullen discusses the case of Edward Snowden, the whistleblower who publicly acknowledges exposing the NSA’s unconstitutional domestic spying program collecting private communications from U.S. citizens who aren’t even suspected of wrongdoing. In light of government efforts to prosecute Snowden, a petition has been started asking for a pardon. Mullen argues that this should not […]

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Jury Nullification | 07 Jun 2013

-Sentencing in Rich Paul Jury Nullification Case Today

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As Rich Paul awaits sentencing today for his conviction on victimless drug-related charges, apparently levied against him in an attempt by the FBI to secure his cooperation in infiltrating a local political group, we remind everyone that he is raising funds to mount an appeal. You may recall that the Rich Paul case was tainted […]

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FIJA in the News &Freedom Friday &Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 31 May 2013

-FREEDOM FRIDAY: Prosecutor in Tim DeChristopher Case ‘Flipped Out’ Over FIJA’s Jury Nullification Literature

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Today’s Freedom Friday video features a Moyers & Company episode on the Tim DeChristopher case, in which environmental activist Tim DeChristopher was prosecuted on two felony counts for bidding on oil and gas leases in an auction which was subsequently declared null and void by the Obama administration. Bill Moyers has a rather extensive discussion […]

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Jury Nullification | 25 May 2013

-Jury Find Hershberger Not Guilty on 3 Counts, Guilty on 1 in Raw Milk Case

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The trial of farmer Vernon Hershberger of Wisconsin on 4 victimless counts related to mutually consensual distribution of raw milk to adults ran longer than expected, wrapping up early this morning. Hershberger, who operated a private club for people who wanted raw milk, was found Not Guilty on charges of operating an unlicensed retail store […]

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Function of Juries &Jurors Doing Justice &Jury Nullification | 24 May 2013

-Did The First Circuit Encourage Jury Nullification in Stolen Gun Case?

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Matt Kaiser discusses on The Federal Criminal Appeals Blog a recent First Circuit firearms-related case in which the court seems to encourage jury nullification in marginal cases to check prosecutorial overreach. In the case of United States v. Baird, the accused had bought a firearm from another person, not knowing that the weapon had been […]

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Jury Nullification | 24 May 2013

-Gun Control Law Sparks Protest Outside New York Capitol

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Jury nullification makes a prominent appearance in the public discourse again this week in the state of New York, where activists are continuing to protest the state’s so-called “SAFE Act”. The act created numerous additional victimless violations and increased sentences for other victimless violations. While activists are working to amend or repeal the measure, Rob […]

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Function of Juries &Interviews &Jury Nullification | 23 May 2013

-Kirsten Tynan Interview on Jury Nullification on WFLA Tomorrow

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Friday, 24 May 2013 7:30 am Eastern 104.5 FM WFLA in Orlando, FL Kirsten Tynan will be talking about jury nullification with Scott Duncan live on 104.5 FM WFLA in Orlando, FL. Tune in locally or listen live online from anywhere to learn more about jurors’ role in protecting our rights by refusing to enforce […]

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FIJA in the News &Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 21 May 2013

-San Diego Mayor Filner Urges Jury Nullification

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We have more news this morning that FIJA’s educational outreach efforts are paying off through the hard work of activists nationwide, this time from San Diego, California: Filner Urges ‘Jury Nullification’ In Medical Pot Dispensary Case San Diego Mayor Bob Filner has injected himself into a federal criminal case against the operator of a medical […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 16 May 2013

-Jury Nullification: Your Right and Duty to Acquit

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Thanks to Bill St. Clair for this article from End the War on Freedom discussing jury nullification as a right and duty of jurors when a just verdict requires it: Your Right and Duty to Acquit If you serve on a jury in a criminal trial, the judge will likely tell you that his job […]

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Jury Nullification | 14 May 2013

-Rich Paul Plans Appeal in Jury Nullification Case

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Free Keene has posted a letter from recently convicted marijuana activist Rich Paul sent from jail. In the letter, he discusses his plans for an appeal based in part on the instructions against jury nullification given by the judge to the jury. Rich Paul needs your help with his appeal My spirits remain high, despite […]

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FIJA in the News &Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 13 May 2013

-FIJA (Fully Informed Jury Association) and Juror Rights

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Louis R. Jasikoff and John DiLiberto of the Wilkes-Barre Independent Gazette recently delivered a letter to Luzerne County, Pennsylvania judges inquiring into their views on jury nullification. The letter reads, in part: FIJA (Fully Informed Jury Association) and Juror Rights Our question to each of you is simple and straight to the point. Where do […]

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Jury Nullification &Media Releases | 02 May 2013

-Deputy Park County Attorney Kathleen Carrick Seeks to Prevent Montana Jurors from Being Fully Informed

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2 May 2013 Deputy Park County Attorney Kathleen Carrick Seeks to Prevent Montana Jurors from Being Fully Informed FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: (406) 442-7800; aji@fija.org Helena, MT—Deputy Park County Attorney Kathleen Carrick recently filed a Motion in Limine in a Park County, Montana court in the case of The State of Montana v. Joel Elmer […]

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