Update: PJI Seeks to Challenge Louisiana’s Non-Unanimous Jury Rule as Unconstitutional

Louisiana is only one of two states to allow felony convictions by only a portion of a jury. This unjust practice stemmed from post-Reconstruction racism and is a leading cause for wrongful convictions. 

PJI’s petition asks the court to determine whether the Fourteenth Amendment incorporates the Sixth Amendment guarantee that the truth of every accusation against a defendant should be confirmed by the unanimous suffrage of twelve of his equals and neighbors.

Read the petition attached below. 

Update: PJI Seeks to Challenge Louisiana’s Non-Unanimous Jury Rule as Unconstitutional
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