Julian Heicklen arrested again in Orlando - how to help
Julian Heicklen arrested again in Orlando - how to help

Julian Heicklen arrested again in Orlando - how to help
Donna Hancock 
Date: 12-06-2016
Subject: Activism

UPDATE December 17th 2016:

I was released from jail Tuesday evening, 12-13-16 at 7:00 pm.

My bail bond is for $6000.00.

I am now in Orlando staying with Mark Schmidter.

Court date is set for February 5, I think.


          Thank you for your concern.

Yours in freedom and justice—Julian


We received an email from Tyranny Fighter Mark Schmidter on the arrest of Julian Heicklen on Monday, December 5th, 2016 in Orlando. Listed below is a list of documents and information on the arrest, and how you can help...

Dear Tyranny Fighters:

       Julian, I and one other were arrested this morning at Orange County Courthouse, Orlando. I and Julian had a No Trespassing order on us for OCCH. I bonded out. Julian is still in jail with no bond. See attachment.

I will be going to his arraignment.

       I'll update as to new developments?

Your's in Freedom

Mark Schmidter

Julian's Arrest Report:


We called the Orange County Jail in Orlando, FL - Phone# 407-836-3400

It's an automated system. I selected the option to check on an inmate - need the booking number (#16035694)

From the automated/digital voice, here is the information that was given:

Can get inmate information at SJail.com

Julian Heicklen being held in booking/release center

No release date set - not eligible for bond

Booked on 4 counts:

Trespassing on property after warning

Threatening Public Servant


Threat, Throw, or Discharge Destructive Device

Appearance in Circuit Court - Phone# 407-836-2000


Other Misc Information...

On November 24, 2016 Julian wrote:

Hi Tyranny Fighters:

Orlando Courthouse: I plan to be at the Orange County Courthouse in Orlando, FL distributing Fully Informed Jury information from 10:30 am-1:30 pm, unless arrested earlier, on Monday-Wednesday, December 5-8, 1916.  All of you are invited (urged) to join me.  Bring your guns.  I have requested protection from the Florida Militia, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Governor of Florida.  None of them responded to my requests.  Copies of the letters to the Department of Homeland Security and the governor were sent to the Clerk of the Orange County Court and to you in my previous report.

I have not received replies form any of these people.  However I have received a letter from Frederick J. Lauten, Chief Judge, Ninth Judicial Cicuit of Georgia.  Here is his letter:

Dear Mr. Heicklen:

A copy of your letter to Rick Scott dated October 13, 2016, was given to me.  In your letter, you stateit is your intent to "distribute flyers regarding the duties of jurors and witnesses at criminal trials" at the Orange County Courthouse during th first week of December."  This letter is a reminder that such conduct continues to be proscribed on courthouse grounds under Administrative Order 2011-03 which governs expressive conduct taward summoned jurors.  Enclosed is a copy of Adminiustrative Order 2011-03 for your perusal.

As you know, this Administrative Order is constituional as the Fifth District Court of appeal had "no difficulry upholding Administrative Order No. 2011--03 as  reasonable, viewpoint  neutral regulation...." Schmidter & Heicklen v. State, 103 So. 3d 2663,270 (Fla. 5th DCA 2012)(a copy of which is enclosed).  This Court, as well as the Orange Cpounty Sheriff, qill enforce the provisions of Admionistrative Order No. 2011-03 to ensure the fair and orderly conduct of jury trials and to prevent dissruptions or interference with that basic right.

Based on the Administrative Order's continuing validity, you may wish to reconsider your intended course of action and find alternative means in which to disseminate your message.  If you intend on distributing materials to jurors, you will be issued a trespass notice and if you then remain on courthouse grounds, you could be arrested for trespass.


Frederick J. Lauten

Chief Judge


Unfortunately there seems to be a disagreement between the Florida court and the United States Federal Court.  I was one of the appellants in the Florida case.  The decision was based on lies and incorrect information introduced by the state attorneys.  The judges should have know this, since I carefully pointed out the errors, but they did not care.  They had made up their minds before hearing the case.

Previously I was arrested 5 times for distributing this literature at the the U. S. District Court in Manhattan, NY.  I was arrested and charged with jury tampering. After 17 months of trial, Judge Kimba Wood declared that distributing this literature was not jury tampering because I did not discuss any case with a juror sitting on that trial.  She dismissed my case.  Her decision is at: http://constitution.org/jury/pj/10-cr-01154-KMW_order.pdf  This decision was published in many journals. The NY Times publication is at: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/20/nyregion/indictment-against-julian-heicklen-jury-nullification-advocate-is-dismissed.html  

Other publications can be found at: http://search.myway.com/search/GGmain.jhtml?p2=%5EC73%5Exdm007%5ETTAB02%5Eus&ptb=304CD70B-562C-491B-9E0F-EEEA96D81532&n=782b17fd&ind=&tpr=hpsb&trs=wtt&cn=us&ln=en&si=CJSjz-LK7s4CFdgQgQodEmkJvA&brwsid=343148da-648b-46c2-8171-a9e312ac5776&searchfor=Jury%20nullification%20case%20of%20Julian%20Heicklen&st=tab

I was invited to Harvard University Law School to give a lecture on my case.  Also I have been informed that my case is being taught to all students at Yale Law School.  Presumably it is being taught elsewhere as well.

Currently I distribute the same flyers at both state and federal courthouses around the country.  None of them arrest me.  Three of these courthouses are state courthouses. They are in Fort Lauderdale, Fl; Pittsburgh, PA (last week); and Newark, NJ.  The federal courthouses this year have been in Fort Lauderdale, FL; Newark, NJ; Manhattan, NY; Palo Alto, CA; Pittsburgh, PA (last week) and San Jose, CA;  The state courthouses do not approach me.  The federal courthouse Homeland Security officers at federal courts all threatened to arrest me until I told them to check it with a judge.  They did, and none of them made an arrest.

December 5, 2016 will be a critical day in the history of the United States.  I will appear at the Orange County Courthouse, 425 N. Orange Avenue, Orlando, FL and distribute "Nullification by Jury" flyers on the public sidewalk leading from the parking lot to the courthouse.  I am asking all Tyranny fighters and anyone else to join me armed with loaded guns to shoot any courthouse employee or officer of the court (i.e. guards, Orlando police, State police, Sheriffs, or lawyers) that approach within 15 feet of me.  One of 4 things can happen:

Neither the court personnel, the Tyranny Fighters, nor the press will appear.  That will be the smoothest, but dullest, situation.

The Court officers only will appear and arrest me.

The Tyranny Fighters only will appear and protect me.

Both the Court officers and the Tyranny Fighters will appear.  The gun battle for the return of a free country with a democratic republic will occur.

I am irrelevant.  The future of the United States will be determined by the others or by you.  Either we will continue the route to the gas chambers as described in the attached document, or we shall backtrack to a democratic republic.  In either case I will have died by then.

The choice is yours—Julian