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FIJA in the News &FIJActivist &Jury Nullification | 17 Jan 2012

Fully Informed Jury Association Billboard in Richmond, Virginia

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Cop Block & Fully Informed Jury Association Billboards Going Up in Richmond! On January 18th, 2012, two billboards with ads promoting police accountability and Jury Nullification will be displayed in the Richmond area. The initiative is being headed by Nathan Cox, an Army Veteran and activist for the cause of Liberty, during the week of […]

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Jury Nullification | 03 Jan 2012

New Iowa FIJA Newsletter

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The FIJA group in Iowa has produced a new newsletter. Check it out here.

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Jury Nullification | 31 Dec 2011

Occupy the Courthouse!

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Click here to download the Occupy the Courthouse sticker template. It is a Word document formatted for Avery 5160 or other labels compatible with that template. This is great to put on the backs of brochures or on other Jury Nullification handouts!

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 21 Dec 2011

New York Times: Jurors Need to Know That They Can Say No

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Professor of law and former federal prosecutor Paul Butler trusts jurors over power-grabbing prosecutors. Jurors Need to Know That They Can Say No How one feels about jury nullification ultimately depends on how much confidence one has in the jury system. Based on my experience, I trust jurors a lot. I first became interested in […]

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Jury Nullification &Jury Rights Day | 07 Sep 2011

Freedom by Jury

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A Jury Rights Day editorial, written by Richard Schwartzman: Freedom by Jury We should be celebrating September 5 with at least as much exuberance and respect as we celebrate July 4 or Thanksgiving. It’s Jury Rights Day. Little is made of the date. Most people are completely unaware of its historic significance and have never […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 03 Aug 2011

The Sentence: A Take on the DeChristopher Case

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An editorial on the recent sentencing in the Tim DeChristopher case and ways the system was manipulated to tilt the playing field in favor of the prosecution: The Sentence: A Take on the DeChristopher Case I’m not suggesting that Benson wears jackboots, but the treatment DeChristopher got wasn’t much better than what he’d have received […]

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Jury Nullification | 26 Jul 2011

Perry’s “Free Speech” Zones Unconstitutional

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Judge Belvin Perry’s Free Speech Zones Unconstitutional (YouTube video) Man Found Guilty Of Violating Anthony Free Speech Zones An Orange County man who believes jurors can ignore laws they disagree with was sentenced to jail time for his efforts to spread the word about his beliefs. Judge Belvin Perry found Mark Schmidter guilty of contempt […]

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Jury Nullification | 11 Jul 2011

Three Cheers for the Casey Anthony Jurors

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by Butler Shaffer Every once-in-awhile events occur that provide some optimism that real people – rather than the sock-puppets who speak on behalf of institutional interests – have a firm grip on reality. The jury in the Casey Anthony trial did precisely what they were directed to do by the court: deliberated on the evidence […]

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Jury Nullification | 08 Jul 2011

Lessons From the Casey Anthony Trial

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by Ryan McMaken Recently by Ryan McMaken: Privatize Marriage Now Perhaps not since the feds hanged Mary Surratt for Abe Lincoln’s assassination have so many been so happy at the thought of seeing a woman lynched. To the outrage of bloodthirsty, bleary-eyed couch potatoes from sea to shining sea, Casey Anthony was found not guilty […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 06 Jul 2011

Jury can send message on medical marijuana law

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The following letter to the editor, submitted by Thomas DeLaTorre of Pinckney, MT, was recently published in the Livingston Daily in Livingston, MT: Jury can send message on medical marijuana law Being on a jury can be one of the greatest experiences of citizenship. It is a duty that you should not take lightly or […]

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Jury Nullification | 29 Apr 2011

New FIJA Brochure – Fresh Air for Justice

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FIJA’s new Fresh Air brochure has been inaugurated to rave reviews and enthusiastic orders. Share it by ordering from the Media Catalog, share it via email with your friends by sending the PDF you can find in the Library, or print you own from that PDF. Share it around! We hope you are enjoying the […]

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Jury Nullification | 25 Apr 2011

Guerrilla Jurors: Sticking it to Leviathan

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by Don Doig and Stewart Rhodes “Citizens in our (once) free republic founded under the English common law system, have both the power and the right to vote according to conscience when they sit on a jury and can vote not guilty even in the face of the law and in the face of the […]

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Jury Nullification | 18 Apr 2011

Live Free and Nullify

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by Carla Gericke “Jury nullification plays a vital role in a healthy legal system. It allows people to vote their conscience and nullify bad laws, thus sending a strong message to legislators. This is how alcohol prohibition was overthrown. This is how marijuana prohibition will be overthrown.” Read the rest of the article here.

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Jury Nullification | 18 Apr 2011

A Look at the Jury System and Our Participation in It

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by Graham Dugas “Without justice, what are kingdoms but great bands of robbers?” – St. Augustine The jury system is one of the few remaining checks on the system available to those of us who love freedom. We must utilize this tool to the fullest measure if we ever hope to non-violently fight tyranny. Yes, […]

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Jury Nullification | 16 Apr 2011

Jury nullifies felony pot charge, reduces to misdemeanor

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FIJA Activist Rich Angell reports from New Hampshire on the recent trial of Bob Constantine: Jury nullifies felony pot charge, reduces to misdemeanor There was little question about whether Robert ‘Bob’ Constantine actually grew marijuana on his property in rural Grafton, but the jurors failed to reach a verdict on the felony charge of manufacturing […]

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