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Announcement: Jury Tampering Suit Dropped

Professor Julian Heicklen, former defendant in USA v. Heicklen, previously under misdemeanor indictment in the Southern District of New York is pleased to apprise the public that Preet Bharara, US Attorney, appears to have in fact abandoned active pursuit of the prosecution, perhaps since discretion may be the better part of valor, and sub silentio, it seems that the US have conceded the first article of amendment to the US Constitution includes the unfettered right to discuss among and with our fellow Americans the meaning of the terms of art in the Constitution such as a criminal trial, a jury, an impartial trial, the jury de medietate linguae, and other important civil rights, without fear of being accused of attempting juror tampering because one attempts to engage their fellow Americans in a thoughtful and impassioned academic discourse on these complex constitutional questions, without segregating and excluding potential jurors from those who may otherwise enjoy the benefit of such a rigorous public policy and legal debate.

As a catalyst for an inclusive, tolerant, liberal America, it is a pleasure to note this important civil rights victory, and express our entire global defense team’s proud appreciation for the noble decision of the United States Attorney to in effect nolle prosecui the improvident indictment.

Progress Report: 2012-02-09

NDAA Demonstation of February 3, 2012

I arrived at the office building of Steven Rothman, Congressman for the 9th Congressional District of NJ, at 25 Main Street, Hackensack, NJ at 12:09 pm on Friday, February 3, 2012 at 12:09 pm. The office building is across the street from the county courthouse. Congress Rothman voted in favor of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012, which permits the President to confine any persons, including American citizens, on U. S. or foreign soils indefinitely without charges or a trial.

I held a sign which read:


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Progress Report: 2011-09-27

An update from Julian Heicklen in PDF.