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FIJA in the News &Jury Nullification | 01 Oct 2012

Raw Milk Co-Op Farmer Acquitted Through Jury Nullification

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Another article on the case of farmer Alvin Schlangen, who was acquitted by a jury on several non-violent charges related to raw milk distribution: Raw Milk Co-Op Farmer Acquitted Through Jury Nullification echnically, Alvin was guilty of breaking the laws in question, even though the laws are totally ridiculous and unjust. Luckily this jury was […]

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Function of Juries | 30 Sep 2012

Oregon Appeals Court Rules for More Jury Trials

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The Oregon Appeals Court has ruled that prosecutors may not simply make an end run around the Oregon Constitution by reducing criminal misdemeanor charges to violations on par with traffic tickets in order to deny defendants’ rights to trial by jury. Oregon appeals ruling on jury trials worries court officials about clogging overloaded justice system […]

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Jury Nullification | 29 Sep 2012

Jury Nullification Alive and Well

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Linda Bentley of Arizona’s Sonoran News discusses historical and modern uses of jury nullification. Jury nullification alive and well On June 18, 2012, N.H. Governor John Lynch signed into law HB146, which permits the defense in all criminal proceedings to inform the jury of its right to judge the facts and the application of the […]

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FIJA in the News &Jury Nullification | 25 Sep 2012

FIJA Director Iloilo Jones Comments on Article in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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FIJA director Iloilo Jones sent the following letter to Bruce Vielmetti of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel with regard to his article discussing jury nullification. We posted a link to the original article here. Dear Bruce, Thank you for your recent article. However, as a former SNCC Field Secretary during the civil rights era, let me […]

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FIJA in the News &Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 25 Sep 2012

Raw milk advocates hope jury nullification saves farmer

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Bruce Vielmetti of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel discusses jury nullification and its use in cases where defendants are accused of various victimless violations related to raw milk. Raw milk advocates hope jury nullification saves farmer Supporters of a Wisconsin dairy farmer facing a criminal trial for selling raw milk hope they can turn up interest […]

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FIJA in the News &Jury Nullification | 25 Sep 2012

Lawyers: ‘Nullify’ to be common refrain in criminal court cases

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Lawyers: ‘Nullify’ to be common refrain in criminal court cases Criminal defense attorneys predict New Hampshire jurors routinely will be told they have the right to find someone innocent even if the state proves its case because New Hampshire has passed what appears to be the nation’s first “jury nullification” law. Earlier this month, a […]

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FIJA in the News &Jurors Doing Justice &Jury Nullification | 22 Sep 2012

FIJA Applauds Jury’s Acquittal of Alvin Schlangen in Raw Milk Case

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FIJA Applauds Jury’s Acquittal of Alvin Schlangen in Raw Milk Case 21 September 2012 Helena, MT For Immediate Release The Fully Informed Jury Association (FIJA) applauds a Hennepin County jury for today’s acquittal of Minnesota farmer Alvin Schlangen of three misdemeanor charges related to raw milk distribution. Schlangen was charged with victimless offenses of selling […]

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Jurors Doing Justice &Jury Nullification | 22 Sep 2012

Jury Clears Minnesota Farmer in Raw Milk Case

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A Minnesota jury has refused to convict farmer Alvin Schlangen of three victimless “crimes” related to raw milk distribution. Minnesota Farmer Cleared in Milk Case A soft-spoken Minnesota farmer was cleared of violating state laws for distributing raw milk Thursday, a verdict advocates for such foods called their first major legal victory. After a three-day […]

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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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Jury Nullification | 18 Sep 2012

Farmer’s Raw Milk Sales Trial Is On Hold

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FIJA does not advocate for or against any particular case. We do, however, track cases to which the issue of jury nullification is relevant. This is an update in the case of Vernon Hershberger, an organic dairy farmer charged with multiple misdemeanors for alleged licensing offenses related to raw milk sales. Farmer’s Raw Milk Sales […]

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Jury Nullification | 18 Sep 2012

New Zealander’s Plea for Not Guilty Verdict Fails

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While jury nullification was recently exercised to deliver justice to a peaceful defendant in New Hampshire, jurors in New Zealand declined to use it to acquit a man charged with four victimless offenses. Plea for Not Guilty Verdict Fails Despite an impassioned plea from a Levin man facing drugs charges, it took a jury little […]

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FIJA in the News &Jurors Doing Justice &Jury Nullification | 18 Sep 2012

New Hampshire Jury Nullifies Felony Marijuana Case

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It’s interesting how widely ignored last week’s New Hampshire jury nullification has been in the mainstream media so far. However, we have found several more mentions of it in various news sources on the web. We will continue to post links to coverage of this case as we come across them. New Hampshire Jury Nullifies […]

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Jurors Doing Justice &Jury Nullification | 14 Sep 2012

New Hampshire Jury Acquits Pot-Growing Rastafarian

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Jacob Sullum of Reason.com reports on a notable case of jury nullification yesterday in New Hampshire: New Hampshire Jury Acquits Pot-Growing Rastafarian A jury unanimously acquitted Doug Darrell, a 59-year-old Rastafarian charged with marijuana cultivation, after his lawyer, Mark Sisti, argued that a conviction would be unjust in light of the fact that Darrell was […]

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Volunteer | 07 Sep 2012

Call for Volunteers for Constitution Day (12 Sept) in Birmingham, AL

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Are you in or near Birmingham, Alabama? FIJA is looking for volunteers to share FIJA literature on the University of Alabama at Birmingham campus on Wednesday, 12 September for Constitution Day. If you would like to volunteer that day, please e-mail us at aji@fija.org or give us a call in the office at (406) 442-7800.

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FIJA Calendar &Jury Nullification | 06 Sep 2012

A Fully Informed Jury – What the Judge Doesn’t Tell You

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The Libertarian Party of West Michigan presents A Fully Informed Jury – What the Judge Doesn’t Tell You September 11, 2012 7 – 9:30 PM Grand Valley State University Eberhard Conference Center 2nd floor 301 Fulton St W Grand Rapids, MI Attendees of this event can park for free at GVSU lot # 15, just […]

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