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The U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Diego M. Radzinschi/ALM) The U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Diego M. Radzinschi/ALM)

Most Americans would tell you that juries cannot convict someone of a serious crime if they are not unanimous. Surprisingly, two states have allowed juries to convict when all of the jurors did not agree. Many legal experts believe the U.S. Supreme Court is finally poised to declare that less-than-unanimous verdicts in state trials violate the Constitution. We urge the high court to once and for all expand the right to all the states.

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