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FIJA Calendar &Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 18 Nov 2014

-Support Jury Nullification Education in New York City

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Juror educators around the country are organizing to focus attention on New York City now through January. Wherever you are located, YOU CAN GET INVOLVED! If you are a New York City local: Please join us NOW in handing out FIJA’s educational literature near the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. […]

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Function of Juries &Sixth Amendment | 08 Oct 2014

-Memo to Mississippi and New York: Trial by Jury Is NOT Optional!

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Much public concern has been expressed over the increasingly broader indefinite detention provisions included in the National Defense Authorization Acts for Fiscal Years 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015. Nonetheless, indefinite detention is often considered a mostly hypothetical abuse, which is for now confined to far off places like Guantanamo and for non-U.S. citizens like the […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 21 Apr 2014

-Jury Nullification Can Protect Second Amendment Rights

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As the deadline for registration of certain items under the SAFE Act in New York has passed, Forbes magazine reports there may be as many as a million newly-defined “criminals” in New York, in addition to perhaps 300,000 fictionally created by law in Connecticut at the end of last year. As Many As One Million […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 23 Mar 2014

-Appeal for Trial by Jury in Sign Ordinance Case Goes Forward

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A few days ago, we reported on the convoluted situation in the case of David Mongielo, who risks going to jail for allegedly violating a town sign ordinance with a sign that changed messages too frequently. The sentence in his case had been stayed while he appealed the conviction by a judge after he was […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 18 Mar 2014

-Mongielo May Be Headed to Jail for Clerical Error

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David Mongielo may begin a 10-day jail sentence as early as Friday, effectively serving time in jail for a clerical error made by his attorney’s office. We recently posted this update on the case, asking whether this is actually judicial retribution against Mongielo after a jury acquitted him? Town clerk says Mongielo appeal error wasn’t […]

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Jurors Doing Justice &Jury Nullification | 17 Mar 2014

-Jury Nullification and the Saint Patrick’s Day Four

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On March 17, 2003, the United States was on the brink of war with Iraq, using as an excuse the ominous specter of weapons of mass destruction that even the government would later admit did not exist. Believing they had exhausted all other remedies working within the system to prevent the mass destruction and atrocities […]

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Function of Juries &Jurors Doing Justice &Jury Nullification | 10 Mar 2014

-Judicial Retribution Against Mongielo After Jury Acquits Him?

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We have been following the case of Lockport, New York business owner David Mongielo for over a year now, who faces a possible jail sentence allegedly for violating a town sign ordinance with a sign whose message changed too frequently. Mongielo was initially convicted of sign ordinance violations by a judge, but another judge overturned […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 11 Feb 2014

-Gun Control Advocate Arrested for Gun Offense to Go Before a Jury

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Gun control advocate Dwayne Ferguson is facing two felony charges of criminal gun possession after being discovered in possession of a holstered firearm during a lockdown at Harvey Austin Elementary School. Ferguson, of Buffalo, New York, is well-known locally for his efforts in pushing for the post-Sandy Hook passage of New York’s SAFE Act, bumping […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 22 Jan 2014

-Jail Sentence Stayed in Non-Jury Conviction for Sign Ordinance Violation

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We have an update to the David Mongielo jail sentence for an alleged sign ordinance violation. Mongielo was scheduled to report to jail Wednesday afternoon to begin serving a 10-day sentence delivered Tuesday for allegedly breaking a term of the conditional discharge of a previous non-jury conviction for an alleged sign ordinance violation. The town […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 22 Jan 2014

-Jail Time for Non-Jury Trial Sign Ordinance Conviction

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We have an update in the ongoing cases of David Mongielo, who is fighting a local sign ordinance that criminalizes and provides jail time for having a sign that changes too frequently to suit town officials’ whims. Mongielo was initially convicted of a sign ordinance violation in 2010 for allegedly having a sign that changes […]

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Jury Nullification | 24 May 2013

-Gun Control Law Sparks Protest Outside New York Capitol

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Jury nullification makes a prominent appearance in the public discourse again this week in the state of New York, where activists are continuing to protest the state’s so-called “SAFE Act”. The act created numerous additional victimless violations and increased sentences for other victimless violations. While activists are working to amend or repeal the measure, Rob […]

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