September 5th was Jury Rights Day! For the past month, we’ve been donating the banner ad space at the top of our site to help spread awareness on this important topic.
The Fully Informed Jury Association’s mission is to…
“educate Americans regarding their full powers as jurors, including their ability to rely on personal conscience, to judge the merit of the law and its application, and to nullify bad law, when necessary for justice, by finding for the defendant.”
“The Fully Informed Jury Association(FIJA)is a nonpartisan public policy research and education organization located in Helena, Montana. FIJA focuses on issues involving the role of the jury in our justice system and the preservation of the full function of the jury as the final arbiter in our courts of law. The FIJA mission is to inform all Americans about their rights, powers and responsibilities when serving as trial jurors. FIJA works to restore the political function of the jury as the final check and balance on our American system of government.”
Judges and lawyers will NOT inform you of your full rights as a juror. You have the right to deliver a verdict of NOT GUILTY if you believe a law is unjust. This is particularly useful for prosecutions where there actually were no victims. No victim, no crime! You have the right to vote not guilty when you feel it is appropriate.
Please learn more at FIJA.org.