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The "Fully Informed Jury Association" was at my trial. They passed out brochures outside the courthouse on the morning of the trial. The brochures explained on how a jury can work to protect peoples rights. The assistant county attorney Jeff Renander who prosecuted me came running in before the trial, stated to the judge, holding the brochure and saying "mistrial" "mistrial". My first thought was how could a small piece of paper cancel my trial? This delayed the start of the trial for 30 minutes, as the state attempted to stop the person handing out the brochures. He refused and quoted his constitutional right to do so.
Attorney Renander did not want the jury to know there rights under the constitution, and the judge had the brochures collected by the bailiff, when the prospective jurors entered the courtroom the first day. Unfortunately the jurors did not know their rights not to give up the brochures and many did so willingly.
"If a juror accepts as the law that which the judge states, then that juror has accepted the exercise of absolute authority of a government employee and has surrendered a power and right that once was the citizen's safeguard of liberty."
(1788) (2 Elliots Debates, 94, Bancroft, History of the Constitution
If you are ever called for Jury Duty do so proudly, it is an inalienable
right of all Iowan’s to “defend life and liberty, protecting property”
Iowa Constitution, Art. I Sect.I. There is no better place to do that than
while serving on the jury.
“You can waste your whole life lobbying politicians and get nowhere. But, one powerful verdict can bring justice to the world. Past Jury no votes got us freedom of speech, freedom of assembly, freedom of religion, and freedom of the press.”
Visit the web site below for more information or if you
are ever called as a juror in any trial.
I consider trial by jury as the only anchor yet imagined by man
by which a government can be held to the principles of its constitution.
– Thomas Jefferson, 1789