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Don't let the judge screw YOU
" Tzedek Tzedek Tirdof  , justice shall you pursue."Deuteronomy 16:20
AMICUS BRIEF ON JURY RIGHTS
"One of the most important functions any jury can perform in making a selection is to maintain a link between contemporary community values and the penal system -- a line without which the determination of punishment could hardly reflect 'the evolving standards of decency that mark the progress of a maturing society." -- Witherspoon v. Illinois , 391 U.S. 510, 519 n.15 (1968). See also Spaziano v. Florida , 468 U.S. 447, 483 (1984) (Stevens, J., concurring in part, dissenting in part).

"The purpose of a jury is to guard against the exercise of arbitrary power -- to make available the commonsense judgment of the community as a hedge against the over-zealous or mistaken prosecutor and in preference to the professional or perhaps overconditioned or biased response of a judge."
-- Justice Byron White, Taylor v. Louisiana, 419 US 522, 530 (1975)

"The jury has the right to determine both the law and the facts." -- Justice Samuel Chase, 1804 (original signatory of the Declaration of Independence)
The Jury Box
"What Me Worry!" Leafletting the Courthouse
TRUE OR FALSE?
(the flyer that started it all)

  • A Collection of Thoughts on the Role of the Jury
  • An Impartial Jury: Legal Requirement or Idealistic Goal?

  • JURY NULLIFICATION:
    THE TOP SECRET CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT
    "Mightier than the tread of marching armies is the power of an idea whose time has come!" - Victor Hugo
    THE RIGHT TO IGNORE THE LAW: CONSTITUTIONAL ENTITLEMENT VERSUS JUDICIAL INTERPRETATION
    by Hon. Robt. D. Rucker

    Official FIJA page American Jury Institute

    Jury Rights Project

    Why Jury Power!
  • Gun Control Laws and Your Rights as a Juror
  • Is the RELIANCE DEFENSE a case for FIJA?
  • Jury Nullification and the Rules of Evidenvce
  • Cases on Jury Functioning
  • Answering The Hard Questions
  • DecisionQuest Research About Juries
  • Jurygeek.blogspot
  • WHY JURY EDUCATION WILL TRANSFORM AMERICA
  • JURY NULLIFICATION TRAINING video by Red Beckman
  • Download The Law Is What The Jury Says It Is
    by Godfrey Lehman
  • "IT'S THE JURY STUPID!"

    Excerpt from Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand ( p. 450)
    The Daily Objectivist.com
    A Y N R A N D : A R E S O U R C E G U I D E (Salon.com)
    The Objectivist Center

  • Why Prosecutors Should Support FIJA
  • Aggravating and Mitigating Circumstances
  • Courtroom Putsch
  • Try the Law
  • Indict
  • The Federal Grand Jury web site
  • Federal Grand Jury Manual
  • Federal Criminal Resource Manual
  • GRAND JURIES CAN"T DO IT
  • NCCLG's proposed State Grand Jury initiative
  • An essay on Trial by Jury 1852
    [First Edition, First Printing ] "Were I called upon to decide whether the people had best be omitted in the Legislative or Judiciary department, I would say it is better to leave them out of the Legislature. The execution of the laws is more important than the making [of] them." -- Letter of Thomas Jefferson to L'Abbe Arnond July 19, 1789

  • The Jury May Be Seated | Juries and Decision-Making | A CALL TO RESIST ILLEGITIMATE AUTHORITY
  • American Judicature Society calls for Jury improvement, not reform
  • Jury Research Updates by Jeffrey Frederick, Ph.D.
    Don't Indict
  • Sparf v. United States, 156 U. S. 51 (1895)
  • The Federalist Papers (see No. 83 on Juries)
  • TO THE JURY -
    Missouri Approved (Criminal 3rd):
  • Instruction
  • Charges
    The following links are maintained by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals: Federal Court Manual of Model Criminal Jury Instructions
  • Civil
  • Criminal
  • "...Democracy is defended in 3 stages. Ballot Box, Jury Box, Cartridge Box." -- Ambrose Bierce
  • Effective Jury Voir Dire
  • Innovations in Jury Questionnaires
  • The Intriguing Doctrine of Jury Nullification
  • What makes up a jury pool? (and related issues)
  • The O.J. Simpson Jury Questionnaires (10/94) and both Trial Transcripts
  • Example of Court Prepared Jury Answer Book from the Supreme Court of Virginia
    Make a Difference in Real Cases -- We'll send you vote to the lawyers in each case
  • juryinstruction.com
  • State and Federal Jury Instructions
  • Finding Jury Instructions Links to many sources of jury instructions.
  • Customize Jury Instructions On Line (FL Ninth Judicial Circuit Court)
  • Criminal Jury Instructions - New York, Second Edition
  • Oklahoma Jury Instructions- Criminal
  • Criminal Jury Instructions (NY Unified Court System)
  • LOS ANGELES COUNTY LAW LIBRARY -- JURY VERDICTS AND SETTLEMENTS
  • To email other FIJActivists.

    To subscribe to L. A. Anderson's electronic mailing list - bulletin board,
    address your email message to: majordomo@
    teleport.com

    and in the body of the message type only "subscribe fija" and include your email address.
  • The Citizens Rule Book
    JURY HANDBOOK
  • in PDF for printing out and use in the jury deliberartion room
  • Jury Rules for Indiana Courts
  • JurorsRule.com
    In a democracy, law is made by the will of the people and obedience is given to it not primarily out of frea but from good will.  The jury is the means by which the people play a direct part in the application of the laws.
  • Gilbert & Sullivan's "Trial by Jury" Opera
  • FIJA is EVERYWHERE IN AMERICA
  • FIJA-UT
  • Jury Trial Innovations
  • EROWID -
    SOCIAL FREEDOM :
    Jury Nullification
  • Liberty Activist: JURY RIGHTS DAY
  • The Judicial Accountability Initiative Law
  • TRUST YOURSELF NOT TYRANTS


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