Celebrate Spooner's Birthday with FIJA!
To celebrate the anniversary of Lysander Spooner's birth on 19 January, we invite you to listen in on a free-wheeling discussion of his writings on jury issues.
What did Lysander Spooner have to say about juries? Why was he writing about jury rights at the time he did? What were his thoughts on what even constitutes a crime?
To celebrate the anniversary of Lysander Spooner's birth on 19 January, the Fully Informed Jury Association invites you to listen in on a free-wheeling discussion of his writings on jury issues. You'll hear from:
• Dr. Roderick Long, Professor of Philosophy at Auburn University
• Dr. Aeon J. Skoble, Professor of Philosophy at Bridgewater State University
• Robert Anthony Peters, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Fully Informed Jury Association
• Dr. Nathan Goodman, Secretary of the Board of Directors of the Fully Informed Jury Association
• Kirsten Tynan, Executive Director of the Fully Informed Jury Association
Works to be discussed include not only Spooner's Essay on the Trial by Jury, but his argument for the Illegality of the Trial of John W. Webster, Vices Are Not Crimes (though not exactly about jury issues, this seems very relevant when it comes to jury nullification), and possibly other material as the participants see fit.
This discussion will for sure be live streamed on the official Fully Informed Jury Association Facebook page here:
It MAY be livestreamed on YouTube as well. We will really be trying to make that happen, but the limiting factor will likely be the capabilities of rural Montana internet service. Fingers crossed! Whether or not we are able to also livestream to YouTube, a recording of the event will be posted afterward on our YouTube page here: