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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 07 Feb 2013

-Anniversary of Georgia v. Brailsford

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Today’s episode of a podcast called 365 Days of Liberty celebrates the anniversary of the third Georgia v. Brailsford case, a notable milestone in the history of the jury. In the Opinion of the Court in Georgia v. Brailsford, first Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court John Jay clearly articulated on this day […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 06 Feb 2013

-Ham Sandwich Nation: Due Process When Everything is a Crime

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In this recent paper, Glenn Harlan Reynolds discusses the detrimental consequences to individuals’ right to due process of overcriminalization and prosecutorial abuse facilitated by prosecutorial immunity. Ham Sandwich Nation: Due Process When Everything is a Crime Given the vast web of legislation and regulation that exists today, virtually any American is at risk of prosecution […]

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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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Jury Nullification | 28 Jan 2013

-Montana’s Fully Informed Jury Bill Scheduled for Hearing

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Note: While FIJA national does not take any position regarding any piece of legislation, we do track legislation that is relevant to our educational mission. We have word that Montana’s fully informed jury bill HB 290, the Larry Dodge Fully Informed Jury Act, sponsored by Rep. Jerry O’Neil, is scheduled to be heard this coming […]

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Freedom Friday | 25 Jan 2013

-FREEDOM FRIDAY: David Gay Speaks Nullification at Albany, NY Gun Rights Rally

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Many thanks to all who shared the link to this week’s Freedom Friday video with us. In this video, David Gay discusses at an Albany, NY gun rights rally how nullification, including jury nullification, can be used to oppose unjust anti-gun laws. Special thanks to David for mentioning FIJA and directing his audience to our […]

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Jury Nullification | 19 Jan 2013

-Happy Lysander Spooner’s Birthday!

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On this day in 1808, Lysander Spooner was born in Athol, Massachusetts. Spooner began his activist career openly defying Massachusetts courts of the day by setting up practice in Worcester after only three years of study with an attorney. As a non-college graduate, the law required him to do so for five years. He staunchly […]

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Freedom Friday &Jury Nullification | 18 Jan 2013

-FREEDOM FRIDAY: BE A MARTIN LUTHER KING JUROR

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One may well ask: “How can you advocate breaking some laws and obeying others?” The answer lies in the fact that there are two types of laws: just and unjust. I would be the first to advocate obeying just laws. One has not only a legal but a moral responsibility to obey just laws. Conversely, […]

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Jury Nullification &Volunteer | 17 Jan 2013

-New FIJA Campaign: Missive of the Month

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mis·sive [mis-iv] noun 1.a written message; letter. Letters to the editor are a great way to reach a wide audience in your community. Even better-they cost you no more than the price of a pen, a piece of paper, an envelope, and a stamp to reach potentially hundreds or thousands of people. If you submit […]

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Jury Nullification | 16 Jan 2013

-Jurors Can Protect Peaceful Gun Owners from Unjust Firearms Prosecutions

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Thanks to D.P. of Pittsburgh for his letter to SurvivalbBlog.com reminding everyone that jurors can refuse to convict defendants prosecuted under unjust laws, including unjust firearms prosecutions. And thanks also to Jim Rawles of SurvivalBlog.com for adding in a link to FIJA so that all readers may learn more about their ability to protect defendants […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 16 Jan 2013

-Rep. Gregory Files Bill on Jurors’ Rights (Georgia)

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Note: While FIJA national does not take any position regarding any piece of legislation, we do track legislation that is relevant to our educational mission. News of the jurors’ rights bill we are tracking in Georgia is now being reported in the local media. From The Marietta Daily Journal: Rep. Gregory Files Bill on Jurors’ […]

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Jury Nullification | 16 Jan 2013

-Iowa State Jury Rights Bill

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While FIJA national does not support or oppose any piece of legislation, we do track legislation that is relevant to our educational mission. We have word from FIJA State Contact Dell Lawrence that a Jury Rights Bill will be introduced in the Iowa legislature this session. It has sponsors in both the Iowa House and […]

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Jury Nullification | 14 Jan 2013

-Nullification: An Overview of Its Many Forms

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The Tenth Amendment Center defines nullification as “any act, or set of actions, that results in a particular law being declared unconstitutional and rendered null, void or even just unenforceable…” The following article provides an overview of five forms nullification may take. We excerpt the passage on jury nullification here, but you can click through […]

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Jury Nullification | 09 Jan 2013

-Peaceful Defendant Convicted by Misinformed Jury Is Sentenced to 10 Years

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After a misinformed jury convicted medical marijuana provider Aaron Sundusky of victimless offenses which were legal under state law, a judge has now officially sentenced him to the mandatory minimum ten years in prison. One-Time Medical Marijuana Distributor Sentenced to Ten-Year Mandatory Minimum While the nation’s largest medical marijuana dispensary survived the latest move to […]

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Jury Nullification | 08 Jan 2013

-Montana and Georgia State Fully Informed Jury Bills

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FIJA national is a non-political, strictly educational organization. We do not support or oppose any piece of legislation. However, we do track legislation that is relevant to our educational mission. We are now aware of proposed informed jury measures in two states in process in the current legislative session. Bill Draft #LC1449, with short title […]

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Volunteer | 07 Jan 2013

-Pastor James R. Grove, 1946-2013

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We have received sad news that Pastor Jim Grove passed away on 3 January 2013 at Pinnacle Health Hospital in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania at the age of 66. Pastor Grove served as a FIJA State Contact in Pennsylvania where he was very active in free speech, religious freedom, and jury rights issues. After a kidney transplant […]

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