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Brochure on Jury Rights

Brochure on Jury Rights

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Jury Rights Fair Use Notice: The material on this site is provided for educational and informational purposes. It may contain copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. It is being made available in an effort to advance the understanding of scientific, environmental, economic, social justice and human rights issues etc. It is believed that this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have an interest in using the included information for research and educational purposes. If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond 'fair use', you must obtain permission from the copyright owner. The information on this site does not constitute legal or technical advice

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 prerogative to disregard instructions o the judge;or example, acquittals under the ugitive slavelaw.” (473 F. 2d 1113)
And let us never orget that in the Nuremburg trialso Nazi war criminals, the deendants argued thatthey were “only ollowing the law.The Tribunal’sresponse was, quite correctly, that they each hada personal responsibility to judge the moralityo the law, and should have acted according toconscience!
How can one person make a dierence? 
 
BE ALERT!
Almost everyday, new attemptsare made to limit jury power, mostly viasubtle changes in the rules o the courtroomprocedure, sometimes by court decisions,legislation, or by the creation o special courtsthat do not allow jury trials or the accused.
BE AWARE!
 Thousands o harmless peopleare in prison simply because their juries weren’tully inormed. U.S. now leads the world inpercent o population behind bars! Newprisons are springing up everywhere, and toomany o them are flling up with people whoseonly “crime” was to displease the government“master”, not to victimize anyone (in otherwords, political prisoners).
BE ACTIVE!
 Tell others what you knowabout jury veto power!* Beore a jury reaches averdict, each member should consider:
1.
Is this a good law?  2. I so, is the law being justly applied? 3. Was the Bill o Rights honored in the arrest? 4. Will the punishment ft the crime? Is there a local FIJA group? 
Probably—most people who receive this leaetget it rom someone on a team o local activists.Local activists may also be working withlawmakers or passage o FIJA legislation; othersmy be participating in radio talk shows or placingads and public service announcements, speakingto other local groups, or otherwise getting theword out.Since 1991, local FIJA groups in 18 states havepersuaded their state governors to proclaimSeptember 5 (the day o Penn’s acquittal) as “JuryRights Day”, oten celebrating it by issuing news
releases and leaeting courthouses—thus usingour First Amendment right to explain how juries canprotect the rest o our rights, simply by acquittingdeendants been charged with breaking a bad law.*Discretion may be the better part o valor: FIJAactivists have been so eective at telling jurorsthe truth about jury veto power that judgesand prosecutors nowadays not only try to keepully inormed citizens o o juries, but also havesometimes charged those who do inorm them withcontempt o court, even with jury tampering. So, i you decide to “be active”, we advise you to observeany court order directed at your leaeting or othereducational activity, and i you are empaneledto serve on a jury, not to distribute jury-powereducational literature to your ellow jurors.
 
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TO RECEIVE MORE INFORMATION -
Call
1-800-TEL-JURY
, and tell FIJA where tosend your ree Jury Power Inormation Package. Itcontains a history o jury veto power and tells whatto do i you’re going to be on a jury (or acing one).It also includes inormation on how you can supportFIJA and a orm or ordering materials. The Fully Inormed Jury Association maintains a useulweb site. It contains additional inormation about jury veto power, about FIJA, lists state coordinatorsand has archived fles o our newsletters.
Our site
is www.fja.org.Restore liberty and justice by jury!
This leafet is distributed locally by:
This brochure is not copyrighted and may be reproduced at will.
 
 Distributed by
Fully Informed Jury AssociationP. O. Box 5570 Helena, MT 59604
www.fja.org
1-800-TEL-JURY
 Your Jury Rights:True or False ?
Factual informationabout Jury Service
 

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