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News Link • Criminal Justice System

If Not 11 to 1, Why 5 to 4?

• Simple Justice
Recently, the issue of non-unanimous verdicts was under discussion, with the question asked but not answered as to why Oregon and the military have chosen to accept a less than unanimous verdict as sufficient to convict in a criminal case.  In Apodaca v. Oregon (1972), the Supreme Court held otherwise for federal courts.

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