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Louisiana will decide on state's non-unanimous jury verdicts

East Baton Rouge Parish Courtroom (Source: WAFB) East Baton Rouge Parish Courtroom (Source: WAFB)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

Louisiana voters will decide on the November ballot whether the state will continue or end non-unanimous jury verdicts in felony cases. 

Currently, Louisiana and Oregon are the only two states in the US that allow people charged with felonies to be convicted when only 10 out of 12 jurors agree.

However, the state of Oregon does require a unanimous vote from the jury in murder trials.

Louisiana Secretary of State

The Louisiana Senate voted 28 to seven Tuesday to give final legislative passage to the bill originally proposed by Sen. J.P. Morrell, D-New Orleans.  

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