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Supreme Court declines to hear Sixth Amendment case on unanimous juries for criminal convictions

By The Christian Science Monitor
Tuesday, February 19, 2013 22:01 EDT
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Unanimous juries for criminal convictions? Supreme Court declines case.

The US Supreme Court declined on Tuesday to take up a case examining whether the Sixth Amendment right to a jury trial requires that juries in criminal cases reach their verdicts unanimously. Two states, Louisiana and Oregon, permit convictions on less than unanimous jury verdicts. In both states a…

 
 
 
 
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