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One common strategy, Silverstein said, is to pursue a jury nullification, in which a jury returns a not-guilty verdict, despite clear and indisputable ... According to Alice Cherry, a co-founder of the Climate Defense Project, which helped represent the West Roxbury activists, Driscoll's ruling was the first of its ...
The incident was used by anti-gun activists to push for more gun control. First, it was disclosed that Mateen's .... I've seen comments on other sites to the effect that the jury should have used jury nullification to vote her guilty regardless of the charges and the applicable law. Let's just say I didn't think much of ...

Stolar has stood up for activists — from Black Panthers to Black Lives Matter demonstrators — his entire half-century career as a civil rights and criminal ... Kim Fraczek, a long-time New York environmental activist and his client in the Cortlandt case, recalls that it felt like they were in the same fight together.
Over the last 30 years, the cannabis activists organizing the event have had to sue the city of Boston six times for the right to throw a “political and education rally” ... in the country, to take their case, which they hoped to bring all the way to the Supreme Court (as a test case for the concept of jury nullification).
My favourite activist website is not NORML or The Human Solution International but www.fija.org who advocate Jury Nullification and other rights Americans are bestowed due to it just being a fundamental right. Jury Nullification is your given right to say not guilty, especially if you don't agree with the law.
Foster is a climate activist and the father of two children who, last year, cut a lock and turned an emergency shut-off valve on the Keystone 1 pipeline to stop temporarily ... The practice is called jury nullification, when a jury fails to convict because at least one member believes a conviction would be unjust.

In the last 10 years, jury nullification has seen a resurgence in popularity due to activist groups like FIJA (Fully Informed Jury Association) and with the Libertarian party supporting jury nullification in their party platform. Many modern advocates of jury nullification view it not only as a form of checks and ...
Mark Iannicelli and Eric Brandt are jury nullification advocates and they went to a courthouse in Denver to distribute pamphlets to passersby. The aim of these activists was pretty obvious— to provide potential jurors with information they would not otherwise receive from the attorneys and judges inside the ...
Dennis Fusaro, a libertarian activist, and Steve Waters were found not guilty by a jury of their own peers for illegal free speech. The men had sent a robocall back in 2014 to 5,000 people in Anne Arundel County, Maryland on the weekend before an important election. The robocall congratulated Democratic ...
The legal battle started in summer 2015 when activists were handing out brochures about jury nullification in front of the courthouse. It escalated into a turf war between the activists and the city and the 2nd Judicial District. Then-District Attorney Mitch Morrissey charged two people with jury tampering, ...

Jacob Sullum| Jul. 21, 2017 4:05 pm. FIJAToday a Michigan judge sentenced a local activist to eight weekends in jail, plus $545 in fines, 120 hours of community service, and six months of probation, for passing out jury nullification pamphlets in front of the Mecosta County courthouse. Keith Wood, a former pastor and father ...
Activist groups like the Fully Informed Jury Association believe nullification should be used to prevent punishment for victimless crimes. Times File Photo ... Those directives obscure the long history of jury nullification, which occurs when jurors judge the law along with the facts of the case. If juries believe a ...
Jacob Sullum| Jul. 21, 2017 4:05 pm. FIJAToday a Michigan judge sentenced a local activist to eight weekends in jail, plus $545 in fines, 120 hours of community service, and six months of probation, for passing out jury nullification pamphlets in front of the Mecosta County courthouse. Keith Wood, a former pastor and father ...
But what many people don't realize is that guilt and innocence, as they are currently defined, are far from the only options. There's one particularly controversial option open to juries that you may have never heard of: jury nullification. Read on to learn about jury nullification, what it is, and why it's important ...
Jury Convicts Ex-Pastor Who Shared Jury Nullification Fliers ... A Michigan jury has found a former pastor guilty of illegally attempting to influence jurors by distributing pamphlets about jury nullification near a courthouse. ... But how activists can educate jurors about this option is not legally settled.
While climate activists like Bill McKibben may applaud what the jury in Washington did, jury nullification is a double-edged sword. It is what allowed all-white juries in the South for decades to refuse to convict white defendants accused of murdering black men. It is also the likely explanation for the result in ...
A former pastor and father of seven no longer faces a felony charge for distributing pamphlets on jury nullification outside a Michigan courthouse. Keith Wood, who currently works as an insurance broker, was arrested two days before Thanksgiving and charged with jury tampering, a misdemeanor, and ...
A Denver District Court judge dismissed Wednesday all charges against two men charged with jury tampering after handing out pamphlets in front of the courthouse. Mark Iannicelli and Eric Brandt were each charged with seven counts of jury tampering. The men, who are regular fixtures in Denver's protest ...
Credit: End DeportationsAt 10pm on 28 March 2017, fifteen activists wearing pink hi-viz vests entered the perimeter of London Stansted airport's InFlite ..... Further, the disproportionate nature of the charges risks not just that the jury will 'perversely' acquit (the possibility of 'jury nullification', where a not guilty ...


 

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