Does the Constitution guarantee the right to a unanimous jury verdict in criminal trials? Policy analyst Jay Schweikert of the Cato Institute's Project on Criminal Justice presents the case of Ramos v. Louisiana in which the Supreme Court will examine whether the Fourteenth Amendment fully incorporates the Sixth Amendment guarantee of a unanimous verdict. Oral argument is October 7, 2019.

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Related links:

State of Louisiana Versus Raul Ramos
https://law.justia.com/cases/louisiana/fifth-circuit-court-of-appeal/2018/18-ca-136.htm

Ramos v. Louisiana on SCOTUSblog
https://www.scotusblog.com/case-files/cases/ramos-v-louisiana/

Ramos v. Louisiana on Oyez:
https://www.oyez.org/cases/2019/18-5924

Differing views:

SCOTUS opens new term with criminal law cases addressing insanity defense and unanimous juries
http://www.abajournal.com/web/article/supreme-court-opens-new-term

Jim Crow Returns to the Supreme Court
https://newrepublic.com/article/154884/jim-crow-returns-supreme-court