Does the constitution require unanimous juries? Supreme Court agrees to hear case arguing that it does!

The law is clear: under the Sixth Amendment, a unanimous jury is required. The vast majority of the Bill of Rights have been fully incorporated and made applicable to the states through the Fourteenth Amendment. Attorneys for a man convicted of murder in Louisiana argue that The Fourteenth Amendment should incorporate the Sixth Amendment’s guarantee… Read More

State v. Banks

Held: Defendant’s refusal to submit to a breath test was not admissible to prove intoxication. Remanded for new trial. One way or another, the government will find a way to circumvent this ruling (for example, by finding another legal basis for admissibility or by changing the law).