sentiment may affect trials Lubbock Avalanche-Journal Online
- The California Grand Jurors' Association
CGJA informs the public about the benefits of a having grand juries in
the respective counties and advocates improved training, facilities and support
for grand jury work throughout California in an ongoing quest for good
government for California's citizenry.
Freedom Vault: Jury Nullification Information about jury rights, the
jury nullification movement, current cases, media coverage, and lots of links
- An Essay on
the Trial by Jury Written in 1852 by Lysander Spooner, this is an
excellent treatise on the reason we have the jury system available as a right
within the anglo-saxon justice system.
- The Feral Answer to
FIJA Without the jury box, we'll have to revert to the cartidge box,
writes Don Lobo Tiggre.
- Fully Informed Juries
Article by Dave Kopel of the Colorado-based Independence Institute. Part
of the Colorado Judicial Review Project.
- The Fully-Informed Jury
and Jury Nullification Part of the Free Andrea website. Reproduces a
number of articles that make the case for jury independence.
- Fully Informed Jury Association
FIJA is a non-profit educational association whose mission is to inform all
Americans about their rights, powers and responsibilties when serving as trial
jurors. FIJA also seeks to restore the political function of the jury as the
final check and balance on the American system of government.
platform adds jurors' acquittal right The Utah Republican Party
endorses jury nullification.
- Grand Jury A site
provides information about state and federal grand juries, from the authors of
a book on the subject.
- The Grand Jury
Classic treatise by George J. Edwards
History of Jury Nullification A brief recounting of how juries have
been on the right side of history, ranging from refusing to enforce the
Fugitive Slave Act to Vietnam War-era draft resisters.
For Yourself: Voir Dire and the Fully Informed Jury Essay by Dan
Ziemecki on jury nullification and the Laura Kriho case.
- Juror found guilty
of harboring anti-government opinions Columnist Vin Suprynowicz
discusses the Laura Kriho case.
- Jurors urged to
reject, not protect, the law Law enforcers call jury nullification a
danger to society.
- The Juror's Web
Site An informative web site for the prospective juror.
- Jury Duty - 50
Ways to Get Out of Jury Duty Persons not inclined to fulfill their
civic obligation may find guidance in this humorous list.
- Jury News
- Jury News is written by G. Thomas Munsterman and appears regularly in
"The Court Manager." "The Court Manager" is published
quarterly by National Association for Court Management.
- Jury Nullification
Article from the newsletter of the November Coalition, an anti-"war on
Nullification: The Evolution of a Doctrine A Cato book forum
featuring the author, Clay Conrad, Criminal Trial Lawyer, with comments by
Joseph DiGenova, Former U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, and Randy
Barnett, Professor of Law Boston University. Requires the RealVideo streaming
video player from RealNetworks.
- Jury Nullification: The Evolution of a Doctrine Book by Clay S. Conrad. First chapter is online in PDF format [requires Adobe Acrobat to view].
Nullification: The Top Secret Constitutional Right Litigation
Magazine; by James Joseph Duane.
Rights Project JRP was formed in response to the case of Laura
Kriho, a Gilpin County juror who was maliciously prosecuted after she was the
lone holdout juror on a drug possession case. JRP seeks to enhance the justice
system by educating citizens about jury issues and by supporting legislation
that empowers juries and their rights.
- Jury Trial, Jury
Nullification, and the Kriho Case, By Harvey A. Silverglate, December 6,
1996 National Law Journal article by Harvey A. Silverglate, discussing
the Laura Kriho case.
- Justice Unlimited
South Dakota-based group working to amend the state constitution to allow
Jury Rooms, Form of Civil Protest Grows Washington Post article
discusses recent jury nullification trends.
- The Intriguing Doctrine
of Jury Nullification Essay by Professor Julius Marke, St. John's
- Lone Star Fully Informed Jury
Association A Texas non-profit organization working to change the
law to allow the accused (and their attorneys) to tell juries (without
challenge by the judge or prosecution) of their power to vote their conscience,
and to prevent judges from striking prospective jurors because they disagree
with the law.
- The Magic Bullet That Stops
Tyranny in Its Tracks Article by Don Doig that argues for jury power
as a check against tyrannical governments.
minority rules - Civil Liberties Pro-freedom types frustrated by the
unpopularity of their views can find some relief in the jury box.
- New Hope
For Freedom An online pamphlet about jury nullification from the
International Society for Individual Liberty.
- The Power of
Juries Orange County Register article on jury nullification.
to the jury - Civil Liberties Ed Forchion is resting his courtroom
hopes on the time-honored right of jury nullification.
- Restore Our Right To Strike
Down Bad Laws Quotes and platform on juries from Candidate for
California Governor Steve Kubby's site.
Jurors From Their Peers Thom Marshall discusses author Clay Conrad's
take on the historical power of juries.
- SoapBox! Fully
Informed Jury Page Spreading the word on juror rights & powers
and an advocate of the Fully Informed Jury Asscocitation.
not subject to majority vote Columnist Vin Suprynowicz defends jury
- Trial by Jury
Commentary by Clay S. Conrad on the right to trial by jury.
- Use Market to Select
Jurors Commentary by Dominick Armentano that argues against coercion
as a method for impaneling a jury.
questions on nullification Houston Chronicle article by Thom
Marshall discussing the pros and cons of jury nullification.
- What I Did On Jury
Duty Henry Lowengard tells the tale of his stint as an alternate
juror in the trial of a group of alleged Columbian drug lords.
- When Judges
Overreach Commentary by Tim Lynch of the Cato Institute, arguing
that jurors should not be removed simply because they indicate that they will
vote their conscience.