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The Continuing Significance of the Non-Unanimous Jury Verdict and the Plantation Prison

By¬†Madeleine Jennings¬† Associate Editor, Vol. 22 In 1934, Oregon voters amended their Constitution to allow for non-unanimous jury verdicts in all non-first degree murder and non-capital cases.[1] The Louisiana Constitution requires unanimity only in capital cases.[2] Grounded in xenophobia and … Continue reading

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Whitewashing wrongful conviction: reflecting on Making a Murderer

By Breanna Caldwell Associate Editor, Vol. 21 Executive Editor, Vol. 22 On the off chance that you have been able to avoid the national phenomenon surrounding the Netflix documentary series, Making a Murderer, since it first aired in December 2015, … Continue reading

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