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U.S. Supreme Court requires unanimous jury verdicts for serious crimes

Reuters Monday, 20 April 2020
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Monday that the constitutional guarantee of trial by jury requires a unanimous verdict in serious crimes, siding with a Louisiana man convicted of murder and paving the way for potentially hundreds of defendants found guilty by divided juries to receive new trials.
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