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FIJA Calendar &Jury Nullification | 03 Mar 2014

-FIJA Speaks on Jury Nullification at the FREE HER Rally this Summer

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Please join FIJA at the FREE HER Rally, hosted by Families for Justice as Healing, on 21 June in Washington, D.C. on the National Mall. As FREE HER Rally participants call for an end to mass incarceration and commutations for those who do not belong in prison, we will be educating everyone about our OWN […]

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FIJA in the News &Jury Nullification | 09 Nov 2013

-Support for Jury Nullification on Display in D.C.

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Joe Wolverton discusses in this article in The New American the billboards on display in Washington, D.C. informing everyone that “Good jurors nullify bad laws”. Wolverton points out that, despite prosecutors’ displeasure with this educational effort, jury nullification is not new and, indeed, is a fundamental element of our legal system. Support for Jury Nullification […]

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Jury Nullification | 08 Nov 2013

-Former Prosecutor to Jurors: Jury Nullification!

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Another great interview with Professor Paul Butler, who has personal experience with Washington, D.C.’s long history of jury nullification. In discussing jury nullification with The Nation, Butler cites it as one of the reasons we’re seeing a shift against criminalization of marijuana. Former Prosecutor to Jurors: Nullify! LS: How did you arrive at jury nullification […]

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FIJA in the News &Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 08 Nov 2013

-Nullification by Jury

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This editorial in The Washington Times mentions the billboard ads in the Washington, D.C. metro. It gets some information wrong, but argues in favor of jury nullification as the last line of defense against unjust laws, citing numerous cases of people being arrested for minor offenses. EDITORIAL: Nullification by jury Under the American justice system, […]

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Jury Nullification | 07 Nov 2013

-Adam Kokesh Foregoes Jury Nullification Strategy, Takes Plea Deal

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Adam Kokesh, who previously committed himself to pursue a jury nullification strategy against gun and drug charges, has reportedly taken a plea deal and been released from incarceration pending sentencing. According to a video on his YouTube channel, Kokesh faces a possible maximum of 7 1/2 years incarceration. News reports say his sentencing is currently […]

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FIJA in the News &Jury Nullification | 04 Nov 2013

-Jury Nullification: Acquitting Based on Principle

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Professor Paul Butler does a great job discussing the power of jurors conscientiously to say Not Guilty, even if the law was technically broken, in this NPR interview spurred by the billboards placed in Washington, D.C. Jury Nullification: Acquitting Based on Principle In response to former prosecutor Jeffrey Cramer’s argument against jury nullification, Butler says: […]

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FIJA in the News &FIJActivist | 01 Nov 2013

-Jury Nullification Billboards Seen in and around DC Metro Stops

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Take a few minutes today to watch and share this interview on the local Washington, DC affiliate with Jim Babb regarding the ads placed in and around DC Metro stops we alerted you to a couple of weeks ago. Jim spearheaded the effort to place these ads which direct people to Google “jury nullification” and […]

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FIJA in the News | 30 Oct 2013

-Corrections to Washington Post Article on DC Jury Nullification Ads

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Congratulations to the volunteers behind the Metro billboard in the Judiciary Square station in Washington, DC for making the Washington Post! Billboard advocating jury nullification concerns local prosecutors Prospective jurors who take the subway to D.C. Superior Court and exit near the National Building Museum see these words: “Good jurors nullify bad laws” and “You […]

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FIJActivist | 17 Oct 2013

-Liberty Activists Spearhead D.C. Jury Nullification Campaign

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Liberty activists around the country have come together for a general education outreach campaign this fall in Washington, D.C. They raised cash and Bitcoin to purchase advertising in the Washington, D.C. Metro facilities, and developed the backlit advertising display you see here located at Judiciary Square on the red line. These ads encourage everyone to […]

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