Jury Nullification: Another Path to ‘Not Guilty’ & Citizens’ Natural Rights Reclamation

Wait until state legislatures experience resistance from ‘in-the-club’ statist judges as citizen jurors become increasingly aware of their natural rights guaranteed under their Constitutions, federal and state. Our imperial magistrates are about to learn that many of their “legal” laws are unlawful under a citizen’s right as reserved by their state’s sovereignty. They, nor the Supreme Court, Congress (un-constutuional laws are treasonous), or President are not the Rule of the Land. Tell them so. You want legislative action, not words of promise. 

The Republican politicians are hunkered down in their foxholes with their helmets pulled down tight. They’re OK with letting the Democrats shoot themselves. Our solution – – if you don’t like either candidate this November, then don’t vote the ‘lesser-of-two-evils’ – – don’t vote for either! Let the Party(s) kill themselves. Don’t put yourself to blame.

From gun control, abortion, healthcare to immigration (authorizing states to defend their borders), and so on, the people will now have the blessed opportunity to be a positive participant in the reclamation of their individual liberties for themselves and fellow Americans.
 
This re-discovery should sweep our state legislatures like a prairie fire with the firemen on the other side. Don’t just sit there waiting for someone else to do YOUR job — light a match!


Jury Nullification: Another Path to ‘Not Guilty’

Thank you to the Wall Street Journal‘s Ashby Jones for this informative article about jury nullification, focusing on New Hampshire’s HB 1452 which was recently introduced in the New Hampshire legislature. HB 1452 “requires the court to give an instruction to the jury regarding jury nullification and requires the court to declare a mistrial if the instruction is not given to the jury.”

New Hampshire Looks to Ensure Juries Are Informed of the ‘Nullification’ Principle
Not all juries are created equal. These days, nowhere is that clearer than in New Hampshire.
A bill introduced earlier this month in the Granite State’s House of Representatives would require judges to tell juries in every criminal case that they are free to exercise a long-standing but controversial power called “nullification.” That means jurors can vote to acquit defendants not only if they have reasonable doubt of guilt, but also if they simply don’t agree with the underlying law.
Just a quick clarification on the author’s comments about FIJA:
In recent years, libertarian activists—namely a Montana group called the Fully Informed Jury Association—have lobbied statehouses on the issue, pushing them to enact laws ensuring juries are informed of their nullification powers. A number of states, including Montana, Iowa, Alaska and Tennessee, have considered bills to expand the practice.
“There’s movement on this issue, and we’re thrilled about it,” said Kirsten Tynan, the organization’s executive director. “The prisons are filled, and too many people are going away for small crimes, victimless crimes. Juries need to know they can put an end to this.”
FIJA national is a strictly educational outreach organization, which does not do any lobbying. We neither support nor oppose any piece of legislation, candidate, or political party. FIJA volunteers at state and local levels are free to engage in activity as they see fit, and many have written, sponsored, or supported fully informed jury legislation in their communities. Additionally, we are not “libertarian activists”. We are juror education activists, and have activists and supporters from across the political spectrum.

SOURCE  fija.org

For balance we urge you to read The Daily Bell article: Doubts About Jury Nullification

Doubts About Jury Nullification
Doubts About Jury Nullification

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2 responses

  1. Bill…

    I am quite proud in that 28 years of lobbying and distributing FIJA info, attending
    Freedom Forums etc and sponsoring FIJA Bills in the N.H. General Court, of which
    I was elected for 6 years and won my 4th term only to be lost by voter fraud, proven
    after the fact. But the Chief of Police, who was my opposition and believed to be the
    man behind the curtain, lasted only a month before that power, of which we know not,
    removed him from this planet.

    Democrat John Lynch spent six years as Governor and gave me “Proclamations” every
    year for Jury Rights Day, September 5th so when I had the FIJA Bill introduced in 2010,
    it took 2 years to get it to the Senate and I was present when Governor Lynch signed
    it into Statute June 16, 2012.

    New Hampshire now has the celebrity of being the first State in the Union to have
    Jury Nullification on the books for every jury to understand. My good friend, Frank
    Sapareto, now in the house, has sponsored a bill to enhance the language of my
    statute and make it even stronger. I will testify on his bill when it comes up for a
    Public Hearing.

    I have been the FIJA rep almost since their beginning. Go to http://www.fija.org . If you
    click on “State Reps” you will get a map of the U.S. By clicking on the State you
    live in, you will get all the info on my counterpart in your state, should you wish
    further info.

    I have had over 14 other states contact me for strategy in getting such legislation
    to their Governors.

    Best wishes and thanks for the blurb on “Jury Nullification”

    Dick Marple

  2. A gracious thanks to you Dick. You've saved freedom-seekers hours of tedious work.
    Furthermore, here's where they can go to find their own state legislators and tell 'em no more electioneering drivel – we want our liberties restored NOW.
    Find Your State Legislators here>> http://chasvoice.blogspot.com/2014/01/find-your-state-legislator.html

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