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

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…

New Hampshire Democratic Party loses phone service at office

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Democratic Party has lost phone service — on some or all lines — at local campaign offices at 11 locations around the state. Michael Brunelle, the party’s executive director, said two phone and Internet providers haven’t pinpointed the problem. Service was affected in…