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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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