We'll discuss with Professor Michael Huemer his forthcoming book entitled "Justice before the Law". . In this book, Professor Huemer explores the largest injustices in the legal system and what can be done about them. Besides proposing institutional reforms, he argues that prosecutors, judges, lawyers, and jury members ought to place justice before the law—for example, by refusing to enforce unjust laws or impose unjust sentences.
Coming up on June 4! Join us for a screening of the short film "Tank Man" on the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre, and a discussion with its creator, actor/director and FIJA Vice Chairman Robert Anthony Peters, about what jurors can learn from the heroic example of Tank Man.
Video and reference links for our 9 November 2020 Zoom session of 15 Minutes with FIJA. We cover jury issues in two capital cases, jury trial delays due to reluctance of people to serve, and an update on the status of trials by jury around the country.
Video and reference links for our first November 2020 Zoom session of 15 Minutes with FIJA. We talk Breonna Taylor grand jury updates, status of a past non-unanimous jury conviction, virtual trials by jury in the news, and more.
Reference links for 26 October 2020 Zoom session of 15 Minutes with FIJA. We cover Breonna Taylor grand jury updates, the first case we've seen of a juror testing positive for COVID-19, and more.
Video and reference links for our 19 October 2020 Zoom session of 15 Minutes with FIJA. We talk Breonna Taylor grand jury updates, status of a past non-unanimous jury conviction, virtual trials by jury in the news, and more.
We answer a question from a FIJA constituent about the grand jury considering charges over the homicide of Breonna Taylor.
How many provisions for jury rights in the United States Constitution can you think of off the top of your head? Check your answer here!
2020 marks the 350th anniversary of the landmark conscientious acquittal in the trial of William Penn. Join us in celebrating this year with an online video extravaganza throughout the day!
On a 5-2 margin, the Michigan Supreme Court has overturned the false "jury tampering" conviction against Keith Wood for sharing FIJA's Your Jury Rights: True or False? brochure on the public sidewalk outside the Mecosta County Courthouse.