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Function of Juries | 10 Feb 2014

-Prosecutor Chummy with Government Chemist Who Tampered with Evidence

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There is no shortage of evidence that prosecutors are not looking for the truth, but rather for the convictions they depend on for career advancement. This article about a massive evidence-tampering scandal uncovered last year at the Hinton Lab in Jamaica Plain in Massachusetts reveals one prosecutor’s chummy relationship with the government chemist who delivered […]

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FIJA in the News &Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 26 Jan 2014

-Jury Nullification Can End the Drug War Today

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Thanks to David Downs for a link to FIJA in this recent article in the East Bay Express about the power of jury nullification as a tool to end the war on drugs. This Powerful Jury Tool Can End the Drug War Today A New Hampshire bill introduced in the legislature this month would require […]

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Jury Nullification | 30 Sep 2013

-Push Back Against Drug War Profiteering with Jury Nullification

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Morgan Walker reports on MSNBC.com on the sheer failure that is the United States’ 40-year war on drugs. The numbers document an incredible waste: -more than $1 trillion of taxpayer earnings wasted -37 million people incarcerated (and many more innocents’ lives destroyed because of that) for nonviolent drug offenses -rate of drug use by high […]

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Function of Juries &Interviews &Jury Nullification | 01 Aug 2013

-Voices with Vision on WPFW Interview on Jury Nullification

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This week Naji Mujahid of Voices with Vision spoke with FIJA’s Kirsten Tynan on Pacifica station WPFW in Washington, D.C. They talked extensively about how jurors can use jury nullification to push back against human rights abuses, including refusing to be complicit in punishing victimless offenses– offenses which are disproportionately used by government to punish […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 25 Mar 2013

-Nullify the War on Drugs with Jury Nullification

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This excellent article comes from Mark Thornton, who argues for various forms of nullification-including jury nullification-to protect the people of Colorado and Washington states from abuse by a federal government set on pursuing the long-failed war on (some) drugs. Nullify the War on Drugs If the federal government does intervene in Colorado and Washington, then […]

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Freedom Friday &Jury Nullification | 16 Nov 2012

FREEDOM FRIDAY: ED FORCHION ON BLACK TALK RADIO

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Earlier this year, Ed Forchion was interviewed on Black Talk Radio regarding jury nullification and the importance of fully informed jurors in opposing racist laws and prosecutions. He provides information that potential jurors need to know to make it through voir dire, such as that disclosing a distrust of law enforcement, disagreement with the laws, […]

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FIJA in the News &Jury Nullification | 02 Oct 2012

Top Secret: You Can Nullify The Drug War

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The following article, by Abel Tomlinson, was published in The Free Weekly in Fayetteville, Arkansas, on 27 September 2012. One note: jury nullification is explicitly acknowledged the Constitutions of 24 states, with the Constitutions of Georgia (Article I, Section 1), Indiana (Article 1, Section 19), Maryland (Declaration of Rights, Article 23, and Oregon (Article 1, […]

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Jury Nullification | 19 Sep 2012

Jury Clears NH Man of Felony Pot Charge

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Nearly a week after the fact, the New Hampshire Union Leader is finally reporting on last week’s jury nullification in Doug Darrell’s case: Jury clears NH man of felony pot charge A Belknap County Superior Court jury cleared a Barnstead resident of a felony drug charge last week, siding with a defense lawyer who encouraged […]

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eBulletin &Jurors Doing Justice &Media Releases | 24 Dec 2010

FIJA Applauds Veto by Missoula Jury Pool

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For Immediate Release (250 words) 23 December 2010 FIJA Applauds Veto by Missoula Jury Pool Iloilo Marguerite Jones, Executive Director of the Fully Informed Jury Association (FIJA), applauds actions of the Missoula jury pool, but not the government label of “mutiny.” Jury veto, or jury nullification, is the lawful vote of the People to prevent […]

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Freedom Friday &Lunch Break for Liberty | 28 May 2010

Freedom Friday: Lunch Break for Liberty Online

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Welcome to our second edition of Freedom Friday: Lunch Break for Liberty Online! This week George Washington University Law Professor Paul Butler shares a little idea to counter mass incarceration and unfair criminal-justice policies: jury nullification: We invite you to take a moment during your lunch break today to distribute the video to your friends […]

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