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Fully Informed Jury Project

I wanted to write and say your newsletter is alright! I like being able to see the newest decisions that are coming down, to see how much more rights we are loosing, and losing them we are. I have something your readers might be interested in. Yesterday I received a packet of material from Fully Informed Jury Association (FIJA), P.O. Box 59, Helmville, MT 59843. Its a couple of guys who started raising hell about how we have lost our rights in the last 200 years as to jurors knowing their rights. Many years ago the jury was able to judge the law and evidence and, if they didnt like the law that a defendant was being tried under, they the people could vote Not Guilty. Not like now days where the judge says you must use these rules (instructions) to follow, and find him guilty if he fall within them. We all know that our jury system is just a joke. It is here in Minnesota anyway. The judge gives instructions that make it hard to come back with a not guilty verdict.

Write to them for information if you would like. Convicts have lots of insight into the jury process. We can help their cause, and they might be able to help us. We both want our civil rights back that Bush wants to take away forever! I hope you run some articles in your newsletter, because you could spread the word, and that is whats needed.

J.G., Stillwater, MN

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