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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification &Missive of the Month | 03 Nov 2013

-Missive of the Month: Jury System Could Use Some Changes

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Robert Boyson of Hope Township, Pennsylvania, educates Lehigh Valley readers with this letter to the editor arguing for fully informed juries, pointing out the double standard at work when legal officials insist the jury be kept in the dark and strictly follow orders: LETTER: Jury system could use some changes Every common rule for juror […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification &Missive of the Month | 03 Sep 2013

-MISSIVE OF THE MONTH: Be Aware of Your Rights as a Potential Juror or Defendant

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Rachel Colon has a timely letter to the editor in The Appeal-Democrat in Marysville, California explaining the juror’s right to refuse to enforce unjust law. Judging from the comments under her letter, this educational outreach is sorely needed in her area! Many thanks to Rachel for taking the time to get the word out in […]

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Jury Nullification &Missive of the Month | 16 Aug 2013

-MISSIVE OF THE MONTH: Michigan Should Follow New Hampshire on Jury Nullification

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In a Letter to the Editor of The Daily Mining Gazette, Larry Korpi urges Michigan to follow New Hampshire’s lead on jury nullification law. Michigan should follow N.H. Michigan, like the other states, holds justice in contempt by court. But not in the “live free or die” state, in New Hampshire, who passed a law […]

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Missive of the Month | 11 Mar 2013

-MISSIVE OF THE MONTH: Juries Should Be Told of Nullification

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Thank you to long-time FIJA activist David Merrick of Corvallis, Montana whose viewpoint was published in the Ravalli Republic. He writes in part: Viewpoint: Juries should be told of nullification What most people do not know is that a juror has the right to nullify any law that they deem wrong or unconstitutional on any […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification &Missive of the Month | 08 Mar 2013

-Jurors Don’t Need to Check Their Consciences at the Door

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In this letter to the editor, published in the Montana Standard in Butte, MT, Kirsten Tynan corrects the author of another recent letter who claimed that “The notion [of jury nullification] undermines the foundation of our judicial system.” Jurors Don’t Need to Check Their Consciences at the Door In his 5 March letter regarding the […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification &Missive of the Month | 01 Feb 2013

-MISSIVE OF THE MONTH: Juries can check the government

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Many thanks to Montana State Contact Mike Fellows for submitting the following letter to the Ravalli Republic: Juries can check the government The talk of gun bans continues to be heard around this nation. The Second Amendment was very clear on the issue, that the right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. […]

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