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Freedom Friday &Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 12 Apr 2013

-FREEDOM FRIDAY: Rich Paul Looking for Jury Nullification in New Hampshire Trial

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Your browser does not support iframes. Today’s Freedom Friday features Keene, NH marijuana activist Rich Paul, who was arrested for victimless drug-related offenses. Paul states that he was targeted because of his political associations by FBI agent Philip Christiana, who Paul says tried to blackmail him with the threat of 81 years incarceration in an […]

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Jury Nullification | 14 Oct 2012

Jury Nullification Continues to Gain Traction Across the United States

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If We the People have a Constitution, then our rights should continue to foster the cause of liberty and strike down laws which violate that foundation, otherwise we will inadvertently give power to the tyranny of the majority. The Fully Informed Jury Association (FIJA), who would probably agree with the aforementioned critique, is a group […]

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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

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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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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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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Jury Rights Day | 05 Sep 2012

New Hampshire Governor Proclaims September 5 Jury Appreciation Day

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Many thanks to FIJA activist and state contact Dick Marple for providing us with this Jury Appreciation Day proclamation signed by New Hampshire Governor John Lynch!

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Jury Rights Day | 02 Sep 2012

New Hampshire Governor Lynch and Jury Nullification

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NEWS RELEASE – from http://www.rumormillnews.com/cgi-bin/forum.cgi?read=251292 Governor Lynch has, for several years, recognized the Honor due all citizens who have served as jurors, by his Proclamation celebrating September 5, 2012 as “Jury Appreciation Day”. This annual national event commemorates the trial of William Penn. His jurors refused to convict him even though he had violated the […]

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FIJA in the News &Jury Nullification | 02 Jul 2012

Jury Nullification Law Signed by New Hampshire Governor

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With all the buzz and anticipation surrounding the final rulings by the U.S. Supreme Court the past week, there has been little attention to an interesting legal development in New Hampshire:  On June 18, Governor John Lynch (no relation)  signed HB 146 into law and it becomes effective on January 1, 2013.   HB 146  concerns […]

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Jury Nullification | 18 Jan 2012

New Hampshire Senate to Take Up Jury Nullification Legislation

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Note: This is posted for informational purposes only. FIJA does not endorse any candidate or piece of legislation. Senate to Take Up Jury Nullification Legislation The Senate will consider a bill today that would let defense attorneys tell jurors they can acquit a defendant even if there is sufficient evidence proving his guilt. Yesterday, a […]

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Jury Nullification | 16 Apr 2011

Jury nullifies felony pot charge, reduces to misdemeanor

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FIJA Activist Rich Angell reports from New Hampshire on the recent trial of Bob Constantine: Jury nullifies felony pot charge, reduces to misdemeanor There was little question about whether Robert ‘Bob’ Constantine actually grew marijuana on his property in rural Grafton, but the jurors failed to reach a verdict on the felony charge of manufacturing […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 24 Jan 2011

Letter to the Editor Regarding New Hampshire HB 146

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Although FIJA takes no position on legislation, we do track any legislation related to juries, whether the legislation is suspension of trial by jury blamed on budget cuts, or bills introduced in any legislative body. The following is a letter regarding New Hampshire’s HB 146 which was published in the Concord Monitor: Legislation would empower […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 17 Jan 2011

HB146 (2011) Relative to the right of jury nullification.

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Although FIJA takes no position on legislation, we do track any legislation related to juries, whether the legislation is suspension of trial by jury blamed on budget cuts, or bills introduced in any legislative body. This bill was brought to our attention by one of our FIJA Contacts in New Hampshire, Dick Marple. HB146 (2011) […]

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FIJA in the News &Jury Rights Day | 02 Sep 2010

Jury Appreciation Day

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New Hampshire has proclaimed September 5th, 2010 as Jury Appreciation Day.

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