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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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UPDATE: Court recognizes racial discrimination in Foster, raises procedural concerns

By Matt Johnson Associate Editor, Vol. 21 The Supreme Court listened to oral arguments on Monday, November 2 for Foster v. Chatman, a case this author looked at in more detail in a previous piece. The case centers around Timothy … Continue reading

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Reconsidering Batson: Supreme Court to review death sentence handed down by all-white jury

By Matt Johnson Associate Editor, Vol. 21 The right to a trial by a jury of one’s peers is a right afforded to all criminal defendants facing a sentence of six months or more. Yet in the aftermath of an … Continue reading

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