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  •  Well this just isn't true (0+ / 0-)

    In many instances the Judge can accept a majority verdict, but not when only six jurors are empaneled.

    I hope that the quality of debate will improve,
    but I fear we will remain Democrats.

    Who is twigg?

    by twigg on Sat Jun 22, 2013 at 01:27:59 PM PDT

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    •  I stand corrected. In every case involving six (3+ / 0-)
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      twigg, Dogs are fuzzy, VClib

      jurors, a unanimous verdict is required under Ballew v. Georgia.  A few states still allow a less than unanimous verdict in juries of 12, but I think that for serious cases (where a defendant can be put away for life) most states require a unanimous verdict.  

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