Supreme Court: Criminal Jury Verdict Must be Unanimous.

In 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court decided a case from Oregon, concluding that all jury verdicts in criminal trials must be unanimous (this was already the law in California). In 2021, a person convicted in Louisiana without a unanimous jury verdict in 2007 sought to have his conviction vacated based on this new 2020 ruling. The U.S. Supreme Court denied such a request because it found that the 2020 ruling was not retroactive because it was not a “watershed” ruling, as it only affected two states. To read more about this ruling, please click on the following link – https://www.greghillassociates.com/supreme-court-criminal-jury-verdict-must-be-unanimous.html

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