Announcing the First-Ever Jury Nullification Panel @ Keenevention 2015

Jury Nullification Panel 2015NH Jury board member James Davis heads up this first-ever panel on some of 2015’s hottest activism – jury nullification. Nullification outreach has taken off this year, spreading from Keene and Grafton to six other locations across the state. Where do we go from here? Panelists to include Rich Paul of the Church of the Invisible Hand, Cathleen Converse who successfully nullified charges against a cannabis grower, Derrick J Freeman of Flaming Freedom, and Ian Freeman of Free Keene.

Keenevention is Hallowkeene weekend, October 30th through November 1st. Tickets for the third-annual Keenevention are just $60 or BTC for the whole weekend, including the Hallowkeene costume dance party! Pre-event ticketing is limited to 100, so lock yours in now.

Stay tuned to the Keenevention blog for more announcements. You can also follow the new Keenevention Twitter, Keenevention’s facebook page and join the official facebook event here.

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Jury Nullification Subject of Recent National Talk Radio Show

On Free Talk Live earlier this week, we discussed the recent arrest of a jury nullification activist in Colorado and compared it to the awesome nullification outreach that we are seeing happen statewide here in New Hampshire:

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USA Today Opinion Piece: Nullifying juries more interested in justice than some prosecutors

From USA Today:

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Man Arrested, Charged with Multiple Felonies for Telling Jurors About Their Rights

A Colorado man is charged with seven felonies for attempting to educate jurors on their rights and duties.

Carey Wedler of Anti-Media reports.

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New “Great Ideas” has been running an ongoing contest looking for ideas to help us start the organization. We have a grant of $500, provided by the Civil Disobedience Evolution Fund. With this, we have been awarding up to $50 for ideas that make sense to the goal of starting This week, we are announcing two ideas that we like:

  • SteveZ suggested that we buy Google Adwords for terms such as “how to get out of jury duty” and target them at people in New Hampshire. This idea earned SteveZ 30 bucks.
  • Andrew recommended an approach to fundraising proffered by Freakonomics. The suggestion was that a “one-on-one exclusiveness” model be used. An example could be a raffle winner would have a one-on-one lunch or dinner with some libertarian luminary at Liberty Forum or Porcfest. Andrew gets 50 bucks for this idea.

Keep those Great Ideas coming. We’ll accept any idea, but if you have ideas on how to raise money, you’ll could be awarded more money from the CD Evolution grant.

And if you have lots of Great Ideas and some time, our Executive Director position is still open. It’s a paid position, by the way. You could do well by doing good!

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