A general answer about whether or not there are jury nullification instructions in certain criminal trials.
What is getting better in the American jury system? What is getting worse? How do intersecting topics such as plea bargaining, asset forfeiture, acquitted conduct sentencing, etc. affect our jury rights? For the third year in a row, a panel of experts will update you on the state of the American jury system today. We'll pay special attention to how things as they are now compare to the state of things in the last two years and pre-pandemic.
Join us on Thursday, 23 February at noon Eastern/11 am Central/10 am Mountain/9 am Pacific on Zoom or the official FIJA Facebook page.
To celebrate the anniversary of Lysander Spooner's birth on 19 January, the Fully Informed Jury Association invites you to listen in on a free-wheeling discussion of his writings on jury issues including An Essay on the Trial by Jury, Illegality of the Trial of John W. Webster, and Vices Are Not Crimes. Click the title for all the details.
Check out our in-person and online events around the country. If you have a FIJA-related event you would like considered for inclusion on the FIJA Event Calendar, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with details.
Due to costs associated with travel as well as the ever-changing rules in different places regarding the pandemic, we have been focusing more than ever this year on virtual events. That means there are many events that you can participate in from almost everywhere!