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Jury Nullification | 03 Aug 2013

-Criminal Courts have Quietly Moved From “May” Convict to “Must” Convict Jury Instructions

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FIJA Advisory Board member Roger Roots, J.D., Ph.D. pens this column about how judges are quietly pulling the veil further over jurors’ right to refuse to convict under unjust or unjustly applied laws. We are often asked how is it that so few people know about jury nullification when it has been part of the […]

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Jury Nullification &Jury Rights Day | 03 Aug 2013

-Inform Everyone About Jury Nullification On Jury Rights Day 2013

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It’s that time of year again! Jury Rights Day 2013 is coming up in just over a month on Thursday, 5 September. This annual celebration commemorates the famous case in which William Penn’s jury refused to convict him of violating England’s Conventicle Act by publicly preaching a religion not approved by the government. Learn more […]

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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 &Interviews &Jury Nullification | 22 Jul 2013

-Jurors’ Role in Protecting Our Rights with Jury Nullification

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Kirsten Tynan joined guest host David Knight on The Alex Jones Show last week to discuss jurors’ rights and responsibilities in protecting human rights by refusing to enforce unjust or unjustly applied laws. See the video below to watch this segment of the program.

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Function of Juries &Interviews &Jury Nullification | 18 Jul 2013

-FIJA Talks Jury Nullification on Alex Jones Show

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Kirsten Tynan will join guest host David Knight on the Alex Jones Show TODAY: Thursday, 18 July 2013 at 1:00 pm Central LISTEN LIVE ONLINE They may take calls, so listen for the call-in number if you have a question.

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Jury Nullification | 16 Jul 2013

-Former State Department Lawyer and Cartoonist Speculate on Jury Nullification for Snowden

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Jury nullification makes The Atlantic today, with regard to the Edward Snowden case. Conor Friedersdorf shares the comments of both David Pozen, a Columbia Law School professor and former State Department lawyer, and cartoonist Scott Adams in this article. Would an American Jury Even Convict Edward Snowden? At Lawfare, David Pozen, a Columbia Law School […]

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Jury Nullification | 15 Jul 2013

-Anthony Johnson Calls for Jury Nullification in Oregon Medical Marijuana Cases

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Anthony Johnson of the National Cannabis Coalition reports that even with the Oregon legislature’s passage of House Bill 3460 allowing compensation to medical marijuana growers and providers for normal and customary costs of doing business, prosecutors in Oregon continue to pursue prosecutions for activities that will soon no longer be legally categorized as crimes. What […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 11 Jul 2013

-Ask The Barrister, Jury Nullification

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The Niagra Falls Reporter answers a juror’s question about jury nullification: Ask The Barrister, Jury Nullification Jury nullification occurs when a jury, believing a defendant is guilty, nevertheless acquits or finds the defendant not guilty for reasons outside of the facts of the case. Usually, because they don’t believe the law is just. Every American […]

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Jury Nullification | 06 Jul 2013

-PorcFest X Jury Nullification Panel

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This is a pretty lengthy video, but it is worth watching as it gets into fairly detailed information. Two quick highlights: 1. An audience member makes the insightful point that in every case there are two defendants. Not only is the individual accused of violating the law on trial, but the law itself is on […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 05 Jul 2013

-Why Do Prosecutors Try To “Weed Out” Potential Jurors Aware Of Jury Nullification?

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Thanks to Killer Bud who delves deeply into the inner workings of the legal system, especially with regard to marijuana cases, and how those invested in criminalization of peaceful activities game the system to try and eliminate fully informed jurors. Why Do Prosecutors Try To “Weed Out” Potential Jurors Aware Of Jury Nullification? I believe […]

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Jury Nullification | 05 Jul 2013

-Dilbert Creator Scott Adams Predicts Jury Nullification for Snowden

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Dilbert creator Scott Adams recently expressed his skepticism that any jury could be found who would convict Edward Snowden for alleged legal violations related to disclosing criminal activity by the NSA. Adams, unclear on the legal status of his right to speak his mind openly on the topic of jury nullification, does not officially advocate […]

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Freedom Friday &Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 05 Jul 2013

-FREEDOM FRIDAY: Jury Nullification Is Part of the Justice System

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In this week’s Freedom Friday, Gersh Avery reminds us that jury nullification is an intentional part of the justice system. He points out that juries are one means by which government can be forced to obey the voters when they decide to prosecute peaceful people unjustly, such as continuing to levy charges against people in […]

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Jury Nullification | 02 Jul 2013

-Dave Herbert Reports on His Jury Nullification Talk in Billings

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Dave Herbert sends us the following report on his recent talk to the Pachyderm Club in Billings, MT. Do you have some juror outreach activity to report? Let us know by email to aji@fija.org. We may post it on our website, social networks, publish it in our newsletter, etc. Please feel free to attach pictures! […]

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Function of Juries &Jurors Doing Justice &Jury Nullification | 02 Jul 2013

-Jeff Olson Acquitted of Sidewalk Chalking “Vandalism” in Apparent Jury Nullification

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At risk of 13 years in prison plus an addition $13,000 in fines, activist Jeff Olson turned down a plea deal and took his case before a jury where today he was acquitted on all 13 misdemeanor charges in what appears to be another jury nullification. Jeff Olson Acquitted Of Charges From Writing In Chalk […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 02 Jul 2013

-Jurors’ Reactions to Tim O’Shea Prosecution

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Good news yesterday on the conclusion of the Tim O’Shea case from Terrie Best of San Diego Americans for Safe Access. Last week a jury deadlocked 9 Not Guilty, 3 Guilty in this case, and we were awaiting news of whether a retrial would be held. Terrie reports on Judge Rogers’ response to the prosecutor’s […]

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