1. Courtroom Procedures (GWTV 2011/07/13)


    from Art Browning / Added

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    Our guest for this show is Judge Steven E. Kirkland, Civil Court 215th District, Harris County in Houston, Texas. He and our host, Brian Harrison, discuss many aspects of the how civil and criminal cases make their way through our court system. One aspect they talked about is jury nullification, and the web site that appeared in the subtitle went "off line" or "dead" after the show, so during editing I overwrote it; however, it now appears to be back up: http://www.fija.org "Fully Informed Jury Association" FYI. Judge Kirkland explained how he thinks there are other ways than that to address problems. He does fully support having juries make decisions affecting fellow citizens. This originally aired live on Public Access TV in Houston, July 13, 2011. Produced at Houston Media Source (http://www.hmstv.org ), where you can now watch streaming video LIVE! This program sponsored by Harris County Green Party (http://www.hcgp.org ).

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    • Despite Threats, Activists Hand Out Jury Rights Pamphlets in Philadelphia


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      On April 8 around noon, liberty lovers met at 601 Market in center city Philadelphia with Julian Heicklen to hand out jury nullification pamphlets to the public. 17 officers of the law also showed up and threatened to shove my camera down my throat and charge me with interfering with a police investigation. For the most part though, they behaved themselves and more than 120 members of the public got jury rights information! More at: http://georgedonnelly.com/libertarian/activists-jury-rights-pamphlets

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      • Dr. Julian Heicklen on Fully Informed Jury, Jury Nullification, FIJA (Fully Informed Jury Association)


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        Dr. Julian Heicklen on Fully Informed Jury, Jury Nullification, FIJA

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        • Fully Informed Jury Association (FIJA) Jury Power Talk


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          Fully Informed Jury Association's (FIJA) Whistle Blower Currier presents "Jury Power Talk" in Feb of 2001

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          • 2015-01-16 Hour 2 James Babb


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            Declare Your Independence with Ernest Hancock on LRN.FM / Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - Noon (EST), Studio Line: 602-264-2800. Ernest goes over the headline news on Freedom's Phoenix (FreedomsPhoenix.Com). James Babb handed out flyers in front of the courthouse where the Ross Ulbricht trial was being held and gives us a report. Webpage: http://juryrightsproject.com/

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            • 2013-12-06 Hour 1 James Babb, Julian Heicklen


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              Declare Your Independence with Ernest Hancock on LRN.FM / Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - Noon (EST), Studio Line: 602-264-2800. James Babb (WeWontFly.Com and End the Fed Philly) and Julian Heicklen (Tyranny Fighters) talk about Jury Nullification

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              • Jury Nullification


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                There are few ways out of tyranny and back to freedom. Bloodshed and war are often the most common, but our founding fathers learned of a better way. They established a three vote system by which an informed citizenry can control those acting in the name of the government. Our first vote everyone knows about. It is at the polls on election-day when we pick those who are to represent us in the seats of government. But what can be done if those elected officials just don’t perform as promised or expected? Are we to wait till the next time around and hope that the new guys will repeal the bad legislation that was passed? Well, the second two votes are the most effective means by which the common people of any nation on earth have ever had in controlling those appointed to serve them in government. The second vote comes when you serve on a Grand Jury. Before anyone can be brought to trial for a capital or infamous crime by those acting in the name of the government, permission must be obtained from people serving on the Grand Jury! The purpose of the grand Jury can be thought of in this way: “A Grand Jury’s purpose is to protect the public from an overzealous prosecutor.” Remember, prosecutors earn advancement by “wins” not by seeking justice. The prosecutor is going to do everything in his power to convict. It is our duty as WE THE PEOPLE to keep that in mind and be the ones that keep our eye on justice. Justice and legality is not always the same thing. In the early days of America, anyone who hid slaves or helped a runaway slave was guilty of breaking the law under the Fugitive Slave Act. Today, we think of slavery as reprehensible and would do everything in our power to stop it. But, back then it was the law. So, it is important to remember that not all laws are made with the good of the populace in mind. The third is the most powerful vote: this is when you are acting as a jury member during a courtroom trial. At this point, “the buck stops” with you! It is in this setting that each JUROR has MORE POWER than the President, all of Congress, and all of the judges combined! Congress can legislate (make law), the President or some other bureaucrat can make an order or issue regulations, and judges may instruct or make a decision, but no JUROR can ever be punished for voting “Not Guilty!” Any juror can, with impunity, choose to disregard the instructions of any judge or attorney in rendering his vote. If only one JUROR should vote “Not Guilty” for any reason, there is no conviction and no punishment at the end of the trial. Thus, those acting in the name of government must come before the common man to get permission to enforce law, any law. If you would like to learn about other topics, please visit us at: www.smellthefreedom.org

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                • Jury Nullification - The Secret Constitutional Right - July 25, 2013


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                  What happens when the rule of law increasingly bows to the whims and violations of unaccountable public officials? In the United States, we are seeing the rule of law eroded by those at the top levels of our government. We are witnessing the dismantling of the guiding principles of justice and the rule of law. Our legal system has been gamed to preferentially serve the needs of the few rather than those of the many. The Founding Fathers gave us one last check and balance against a tyrannical government: trial by jury and the concept of jury nullification. While a corrupt government may introduce unjust or unfair laws through the Legislative branch and then enforce them through the Executive branch, We the People retain the ability in the jury box to nullify a law we feel is immoral, unjust, unfairly applied, or unconstitutional. Jury nullification predates the United States, and has roots all the way back to the Magna Carta. An old saying goes: "There are five boxes to use in the defense of liberty: the soapbox, the mailbox, the ballot box, the jury box, and the ammunition box. Use them in that order." The Jury Box is the fourth -- and next to last -- box to use in the defense of liberty. The last recourse that “We the People” have to prevent a violent revolt and bloody revolution is to use the power of jury nullification that was given to us by the Founding Fathers. Our July presentation and discussion centered on this topic. If you are unfamiliar with this topic, please, take the time to watch and learn about one of the checks on tyranny our Founders gave us. If you would like to learn about other topics, please visit us at: www.smellthefreedom.org

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                  • “Jury Nullification: What It Is, and How to Do It Ethically” by Monroe Freedman


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                    “Jury Nullification: What It Is, and How to Do It Ethically” by Monroe Freedman. Hosted by the Vann Center for Ethics at Davidson College, part of a Lecture Series on Ethics in Professional Life funded by the Richard Davoud Donchian Foundation. Freedman earned his bachelor’s and law degrees from Harvard, and has been a practicing attorney for nearly 60 years. For the past 40 years he’s taught at the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University; previously he taught at George Washington University Law Center, and has been a frequent lecturer at Georgetown and Harvard law schools as well. Professor Freedman has published approximately 80 articles in scholarly journals, and several books including Lawyers’ Ethics in an Adversary System, and Understanding Lawyers’ Ethics, now in its fourth edition and co-written with Abbe Smith. Freedman has received the American Bar Association’s highest award for professionalism, in recognition of “a lifetime of original and influential scholarship in the field of lawyers’ ethics,” and a Martin Luther King Award for “decades of work to advance human dignity and social justice.”

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                    • MY STATEMENT - NJWEEDMAN (State of NJ vs NJweedman 2) JURY NULLIFICATION CASE


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                      In Miranda vs Arizona the U.S. Supreme Court ruled "any statement by the defendant could and would be used against the defendant in a court of law" and they should be warned of this fact. What is also true is any statement by the defendant could also be used for the defendant, very few defendants realize this. The defendant in New Jersey Vs Forchion, INDICTMENT NO. 2010—08-0866-I, clearly does understand this. Forchion - aka- NJweedman made this video and mailed it to the Prosecutor and titled it "MY STATEMENT". Forchion says he will introduce the video himself as a statement he made after his arrest along with other statements he made to the local press.

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