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BATON ROUGE, La | Louisiana takes aim at Jim Crow-era jury law

BATON ROUGE, La. | April 14, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)   Louisiana is one of only two states in the country allowing a non-unanimous jury to convict a defendant of a felony, and a Louisiana lawmaker says it is time for the practice to end. Sen. J.P. Morrell says the unusual rule is a remnant of the Jim … Continue reading BATON ROUGE, La | Louisiana takes aim at Jim Crow-era jury law