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Jurors Doing Justice &Jury Nullification | 08 Nov 2013

-Jury Nullification: A Tool for Advancing Gun Rights?

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A jury deadlocked, reportedly with a single holdout juror maintaining a Not Guilty vote, in the case of Army Master Sgt. Christopher “C.J.” Grisham, charged with interfering with the duties of a Temple police officer who attempted to take his legally carried weapon from him. Dean Weingarten argues in this article that juror education is […]

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FIJA in the News &Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 08 Nov 2013

-Nullification by Jury

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This editorial in The Washington Times mentions the billboard ads in the Washington, D.C. metro. It gets some information wrong, but argues in favor of jury nullification as the last line of defense against unjust laws, citing numerous cases of people being arrested for minor offenses. EDITORIAL: Nullification by jury Under the American justice system, […]

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Jurors Doing Justice &Jury Nullification | 06 Nov 2013

-The IRS vs. Doreen Hendrickson: Hung Jury

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A lone holdout juror who maintained a Not Guilty vote has hung the jury in the case of the IRS vs. Doreen Hendrickson. We have heard that this case involved specific jury instructions explicitly telling jurors not only that they were to accept the law as the judge gave it to them, but also that […]

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Jury Nullification | 05 Nov 2013

-Moral Mondays and Jury Nullification

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FIJA does not advocate for or against any case in progress, but we do track cases in which jury nullification may play a role. In this opinion piece for the News and Observer in Raleigh, North Carolina, John T. “Jack” Hall compares the cases of the Moral Monday protestors to that of John Peter Zenger, […]

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FIJA in the News &Jury Nullification | 04 Nov 2013

-Jury Nullification: Acquitting Based on Principle

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Professor Paul Butler does a great job discussing the power of jurors conscientiously to say Not Guilty, even if the law was technically broken, in this NPR interview spurred by the billboards placed in Washington, D.C. Jury Nullification: Acquitting Based on Principle In response to former prosecutor Jeffrey Cramer’s argument against jury nullification, Butler says: […]

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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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FIJA in the News | 30 Oct 2013

-Corrections to Washington Post Article on DC Jury Nullification Ads

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Congratulations to the volunteers behind the Metro billboard in the Judiciary Square station in Washington, DC for making the Washington Post! Billboard advocating jury nullification concerns local prosecutors Prospective jurors who take the subway to D.C. Superior Court and exit near the National Building Museum see these words: “Good jurors nullify bad laws” and “You […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification &Jury Rights Day | 11 Sep 2013

-Tehama County Man Touts Jury Rights Day

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Many thanks and a BIG congratulations to FIJA state contact Don Bird for his Jury Rights Day outreach in Red Bluff, which was then covered by the Red Bluff Daily News. Tehama County Man Touts Jury Rights Day With his own date in court to challenge the legal system a few weeks away activist Don […]

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Function of Juries | 27 Feb 2013

-Beware of Jury Duty Scams

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Muskegon County, Michigan residents have been targeted by a variation of a recurring scam in which they are threatened by a caller or through e-mail with arrest for allegedly missing jury duty. Jury Duty Scam We have received numerous phone calls from citizens and potential jurors informing us that they have received phone calls and […]

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FIJA in the News | 17 Nov 2011

Letter: Are jurors aware of this power?

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Big thank you to Neal Weeks whose letter to the editor was published in today’s Naples Daily News in Naples, FL, complete with a link to FIJA’s website so readers can easily find more information! Letter: Are jurors aware of this power?, by Neal Weeks After years of dissatisfaction of our court system and wondering […]

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Jurors Doing Justice | 28 Jun 2011

Tom Knapp Reports on Jury Duty

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Tom Knapp was recently called for jury duty. Read up on his story for handy tips on how to deliver justice as a juror even as the court attempts to stack the deck in favor of the government. Out of the Pool The little handbook they gave us was a bit roundabout, but did manage […]

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Freedom Friday &Lunch Break for Liberty | 21 Jan 2011

Freedom Friday: Lunch Break for Liberty

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Update 4/18/2011: The video linked below has been made private by the owner but you can still find out what you can do as a juror by clicking the links in the post below. In this week’s Freedom Friday video, Cindy Franklin discusses how to get on a jury. This approximately 5 minute video includes […]

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Freedom Friday &Jury Nullification &Lunch Break for Liberty | 14 Jan 2011

Freedom Friday: Lunch Break for Liberty

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In this week’s Freedom Friday video, FIJA Director Iloilo Jones discusses the right and responsibility of jurors to consult their consciences in rendering a verdict. We invite you to take a moment during your lunch break today to distribute the link to this blog post to your friends and family via e-mail, Facebook, Twitter, etc. […]

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