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ABA policy in action: Louisiana votes to require unanimous juries in felony cases

November 07, 2018

Yesterday, the citizens of Louisiana voted to end the practice of non-unanimous juries in felony cases. Amendment 2 requires a unanimous verdict of a 12-member jury for felony convictions. Current law allows a conviction even though two of 12 jurors believe there is reasonable doubt of a defendant’s guilt.