Tag: jury nullification
Queer Liberation and Jury Nullification
It’s June, and for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community, that means it’s Pride month. All around the world throughout June, pride parades and pride festivals celebrate our identities, our lives, our culture, our progress in smashing stigmas, and our resistance to oppression. That last part, resistance, is absolutely crucial. Pride is…
The Weekly Abolitionist: Jury Nullification in The Nation
On July 7th, Molly Knefel published a great piece on jury nullification in The Nation. Knefel opens by discussing the trial of Cecily McMillan, an Occupy Wall Street protester who was convicted of “assaulting” a police officer who had assaulted her, and sentenced to a prison term that most of the jurors who convicted her…
The Weekly Abolitionist: Jury Nullification and Ending the Prison State In Utah
This Wednesday, June 25th at the Salt Lake City Library, I will discuss Ending the Prison State in Utah with Kirsten Tynan, director of the Fully Informed Jury Association (FIJA). I’m quite excited about this. I’ve admired FIJA’s work for a long time. Their work educating people across the political spectrum about jury rights and jury nullification helps…
Promotores contra Democracia
Em Washington, D.C., o ativista James Babb, da Associação do Júri Plenamente Informado, colocou cartazes informativos nas estações de metrô perto dos tribunais. Esses cartazes informam os passantes acerca da nulificação pelo júri, o velho direito dos jurados de julgarem tanto os fatos quanto a lei. Essa doutrina tem longa e venerável história; o direito dos júris…
Prosecutors vs. Democracy
In Washington, D.C., Fully Informed Jury Association activist James Babb has placed informative billboards at Metro stations near the courts. These billboards tell passersby about jury nullification, the ancient right of jurors to judge both the facts and the law. The doctrine has a long and venerable history; the right of juries to ignore the law…
Government Tampers with Juries and Tramples Justice
Darian Worden on charges against pamphleteer Julian Heicklen.
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