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Jury Nullification | 27 Feb 2013

-Update on Georgia’s Fully Informed Jury Bill

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FIJA national is a non-political, strictly educational organization. We do not support or oppose any piece of legislation. However, we do track legislation that is relevant to our educational mission. We have come across a mention of the Fully Informed Jury bill currently going through the legislative process in Georgia: Doug Holt: Heading into intense […]

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Jury Nullification | 18 Feb 2013

-Reader Questions Why ‘Fully Informed Jury Act’ Failed

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Montana’s Larry Dodge Fully Informed Jury Act recently made it out of committee, but subsequently was voted down on the House floor. This letter to the editor comes from a local Montana reader questioning the votes of many Montana representatives: Reader questions why ‘Fully Informed Jury Act’ failed “The jury has a right to judge […]

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Freedom Friday &Jury Nullification | 15 Feb 2013

-FREEDOM FRIDAY: RUMPOLE OF THE BAILEY

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Jury nullification is a powerful tool around the world. This week’s Freedom Friday video features a brief two-and-a-half minute clip from British television series Rumpole of the Bailey. This short excerpt is a great reminder that it is not only a juror’s right, but also responsibility, to put justice above the law- no matter where […]

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Jury Nullification | 11 Feb 2013

-Jury Nullification in Edwin Vieira’s “The Sword And Sovereignty”

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In his review of Edwin Vieira’s newest book The Sword And Sovereignty, Nelson Hultberg highlihgts Vieira’s discussion in Chapter One of the fallacy that the Court is the final arbiter of what the law is. A Review of Edwin Vieira’s The Sword And Sovereignty One of the most profound parts of the book is its […]

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Jurors Doing Justice &Jury Nullification | 11 Feb 2013

-Happy Hour: Thank the Nullifiers

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In this article about the role of nullification in the repeal of Prohibition, Steve Palmer of the Tenth Amendment Center cites the role of jury nullification, alongside other types of nullification, in restoring order. He points out that it was not nullification that resulted in chaos and disorder in society, but government-imposed Prohibition that did […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 07 Feb 2013

-Anniversary of Georgia v. Brailsford

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Today’s episode of a podcast called 365 Days of Liberty celebrates the anniversary of the third Georgia v. Brailsford case, a notable milestone in the history of the jury. In the Opinion of the Court in Georgia v. Brailsford, first Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court John Jay clearly articulated on this day […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 06 Feb 2013

-Ham Sandwich Nation: Due Process When Everything is a Crime

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In this recent paper, Glenn Harlan Reynolds discusses the detrimental consequences to individuals’ right to due process of overcriminalization and prosecutorial abuse facilitated by prosecutorial immunity. Ham Sandwich Nation: Due Process When Everything is a Crime Given the vast web of legislation and regulation that exists today, virtually any American is at risk of prosecution […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification &Missive of the Month | 01 Feb 2013

-MISSIVE OF THE MONTH: Juries can check the government

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Many thanks to Montana State Contact Mike Fellows for submitting the following letter to the Ravalli Republic: Juries can check the government The talk of gun bans continues to be heard around this nation. The Second Amendment was very clear on the issue, that the right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. […]

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Jury Nullification | 28 Jan 2013

-Montana’s Fully Informed Jury Bill Scheduled for Hearing

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Note: While FIJA national does not take any position regarding any piece of legislation, we do track legislation that is relevant to our educational mission. We have word that Montana’s fully informed jury bill HB 290, the Larry Dodge Fully Informed Jury Act, sponsored by Rep. Jerry O’Neil, is scheduled to be heard this coming […]

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Freedom Friday | 25 Jan 2013

-FREEDOM FRIDAY: David Gay Speaks Nullification at Albany, NY Gun Rights Rally

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Many thanks to all who shared the link to this week’s Freedom Friday video with us. In this video, David Gay discusses at an Albany, NY gun rights rally how nullification, including jury nullification, can be used to oppose unjust anti-gun laws. Special thanks to David for mentioning FIJA and directing his audience to our […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 22 Jan 2013

-Did You Miss Our 2013 Freedom Calendar?

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We sold out of our 2013 Freedom Calendars very quickly this year, with all of our stock gone before the end of 2012! If you were unable to get one before our supply was gone, you can still order one directly from the publisher. It will be slightly different than our version, without the FIJA […]

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Jury Nullification | 19 Jan 2013

-Happy Lysander Spooner’s Birthday!

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On this day in 1808, Lysander Spooner was born in Athol, Massachusetts. Spooner began his activist career openly defying Massachusetts courts of the day by setting up practice in Worcester after only three years of study with an attorney. As a non-college graduate, the law required him to do so for five years. He staunchly […]

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Freedom Friday &Jury Nullification | 18 Jan 2013

-FREEDOM FRIDAY: BE A MARTIN LUTHER KING JUROR

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One may well ask: “How can you advocate breaking some laws and obeying others?” The answer lies in the fact that there are two types of laws: just and unjust. I would be the first to advocate obeying just laws. One has not only a legal but a moral responsibility to obey just laws. Conversely, […]

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Jury Nullification &Volunteer | 17 Jan 2013

-New FIJA Campaign: Missive of the Month

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mis·sive [mis-iv] noun 1.a written message; letter. Letters to the editor are a great way to reach a wide audience in your community. Even better-they cost you no more than the price of a pen, a piece of paper, an envelope, and a stamp to reach potentially hundreds or thousands of people. If you submit […]

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Jury Nullification | 16 Jan 2013

-Jurors Can Protect Peaceful Gun Owners from Unjust Firearms Prosecutions

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Thanks to D.P. of Pittsburgh for his letter to SurvivalbBlog.com reminding everyone that jurors can refuse to convict defendants prosecuted under unjust laws, including unjust firearms prosecutions. And thanks also to Jim Rawles of SurvivalBlog.com for adding in a link to FIJA so that all readers may learn more about their ability to protect defendants […]

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