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Supreme Court Bans Non-Unanimous Jury Verdicts in Criminal Cases

April 28, 2020December 14th, 2022Criminal Defense, Criminal Law News, News, San Francisco

In a recent article published in The New York Times, the Supreme Court banned non-unanimous jury verdicts for serious criminal cases. California and the other 47 states that already require unanimous jury verdicts in criminal cases helped provide legal weight to the Supreme Court’s decision in banning non-unanimous verdicts in criminal cases for the two states that allowed it. Although there was disagreement among the Justices, ultimately the decision to require unanimous jury verdicts in criminal jury trials was made.

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Supreme Court Bans Non-unanimous jury verdicts