Fully Informed Jury Association

Are you fully informed about jury nullification?

Archive for the Tag 'Second Amendment'

Function of Juries &Jurors Doing Justice | 02 Apr 2015

-Jury Protects Man from Firearms Charges

Share

The Youngstown Vindicator reports today that a jury has protected a defendant from charges of carrying a concealed weapon and being a felon in possession of a firearm for a .22-caliber semiautomatic pistol police found in one of twenty shoe boxes in a closet at a home of another person that the defendant was staying […]

Share

Function of Juries &Jurors Doing Justice | 19 Jan 2015

-Jury Finds Open Carry Advocate Not Guilty

Share

We start the week off with good news from Detroit, Michigan, where a jury has found an open carry advocate Not Guilty of carrying a concealed weapon due to wearing a coat that police found too puffy, a felony charge that could have put him in prison for five years over an entirely victimless allegation. […]

Share

Jury Nullification | 11 Sep 2014

-Numerous Calls for Jury Nullification for Shaneen Allen

Share

FIJA does not advocate for or against any case in progress. This post is provide for informational and educational purposes only. As we reported recently, Evan Nappen, the defense attorney in the prosecution of gun owner Shaneen Allen has publicly mentioned jury nullification as an option that jurors have in his client’s case. More and […]

Share

Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 21 Apr 2014

-Jury Nullification Can Protect Second Amendment Rights

Share

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 […]

Share

Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 24 Mar 2014

-Jury Nullification: The Second Amendment’s Last Stand

Share

As states around the country add to the ever increasing pile of regulations regarding firearms and ammunition, greatly expanding opportunities for peaceful people to be caught up in a legal morass (for example, this proponent of gun regulation who ran afoul of the very measure he worked to get passed), this article argues for jury […]

Share

Jurors Doing Justice &Jury Nullification | 08 Nov 2013

-Jury Nullification: A Tool for Advancing Gun Rights?

Share

A jury deadlocked, reportedly with a single holdout juror maintaining a Not Guilty vote, in the case of Army Master Sgt. Christopher “C.J.” Grisham, charged with interfering with the duties of a Temple police officer who attempted to take his legally carried weapon from him. Dean Weingarten argues in this article that juror education is […]

Share

Jurors Doing Justice | 01 Nov 2013

-Jury Finds Florida Sheriff Nick Finch Not Guilty

Share

Yesterday a jury took just over an hour to acquit suspended Liberty County Sheriff Nick Finch, who was accused of improperly freeing a man carrying a concealed weapon. Finch says he released the unfortunate arrest victim, who had harmed nor threatened nobody, because the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution takes precedent over local […]

Share

Jury Nullification | 04 Oct 2013

-Adam Kokesh Commits to Jury Nullification Defense

Share

FIJA does not advocate for or against any case in progress. We do, however, track cases where jury nullification may play a role. Adam Kokesh was arrested for victimless offenses after posting to YouTube a video of himself apparently loading a shotgun on Freedom Plaza in Washington, D.C. on the Fourth of July. In the […]

Share

FIJA in the News &Function of Juries &Jury Nullification &Jury Rights Day | 23 Aug 2013

-A Jury’s Secret Power – Jury Nullification

Share

As Jury Rights Day approaches, Joanne Eisen and Alan Chwick help make the jury’s secret power of jury nullification a little less secret. A Jury’s Secret Power – Nullification With Jury Rights Day just around the corner on September 5, it is a good time to reflect upon a Jury’s Duty. Our Founding Fathers, in […]

Share

FIJA Calendar &FIJActivist | 28 Jun 2013

-Juror Education at Firearm Freedom Day, 6 July in Corinth, MS

Share

Elaine Vechorik shares with us news of Firearm Freedom Day on 6 July in Corinth, MS. FIJA flyers will be distributed at this event! Events like this are a great way to educate the community long before they walk into a courthouse. As we all know, judges will explicitly misinform jurors about their roles once […]

Share

Function of Juries &Jurors Doing Justice &Jury Nullification | 24 May 2013

-Did The First Circuit Encourage Jury Nullification in Stolen Gun Case?

Share

Matt Kaiser discusses on The Federal Criminal Appeals Blog a recent First Circuit firearms-related case in which the court seems to encourage jury nullification in marginal cases to check prosecutorial overreach. In the case of United States v. Baird, the accused had bought a firearm from another person, not knowing that the weapon had been […]

Share

Jury Nullification | 24 May 2013

-Gun Control Law Sparks Protest Outside New York Capitol

Share

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 […]

Share

Freedom Friday | 25 Jan 2013

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

Share

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 […]

Share

Jury Nullification | 16 Jan 2013

-Jurors Can Protect Peaceful Gun Owners from Unjust Firearms Prosecutions

Share

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 […]

Share