Fully Informed Jury Association

Are you fully informed about jury nullification?

Archive for the Tag 'plea bargain'

Function of Juries &Jury Nullification &Sixth Amendment | 26 Nov 2014

-What If Every Accused Person Demanded Trial by Jury?

Share

Michelle Alexander, associate professor at Ohio State University’s Moritz College of Law and author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, this weekend in an op-ed for The New York Times shared a conversation she had with Susan Burton, executive director of A New Way of Life in Los Angeles, […]

Share

Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 23 Apr 2014

-Jurors Say ‘No’ to Testifying Down

Share

One of the justifications offered for plea bargaining is that it allows prosecutors to engage lesser offenders in the pursuit of convicting more serious offenders. However, it doesn’t always work that way. Often it is just a matter of who caved first and gave up their right to trial by jury in exchange for a […]

Share

Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 22 Apr 2014

-Prosecutor Nullification vs. Jury Nullification

Share

When the topic of jury nullification comes up in the public discourse, it is not too long before the alarmist cry of “But it will lead to anarchy, chaos, lawlessness!” is raised. Such was the case, for example, in an editorial ominously titled “The Dangers of Jury Nullification” published earlier this year by The Chicago […]

Share

Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 14 Mar 2014

-Jurors: Be Skeptical of Snitches

Share

Alexandra Natapoff, author of Snitching: Criminal Informants and the Erosion of American Justice, defines snitching as “the practice by which offenders—criminal suspects and defendants—can trade away their own liability or shorten their sentences or get other benefits from the government by giving them information.” Watch this five minute video to learn how pervasive snitching is, […]

Share

Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 04 Jan 2011

Roger Roots Documents the Destruction of Law

Share

The Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure: One of the Most Evil Books in Print by Roger Roots I recently obtained the latest edition of West’s Criminal Code and Rules, the book containing the rules you need to know if you are ever accused of a federal criminal offense. The book is updated every year, and […]

Share