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Divided On Unanimity; Convictions By A 10-2 Majority Get A New Challenge

Publication Date: 
September 01, 2008
Source: 
The National Law Journal
Author: 
Marcia Coyle

Lecturer in Law Jeffrey L. Fisher is quoted in a National Law Journal story about whether a jury conviction should be unanimous or not:

In Lee v. Louisiana, veteran high court litigator Jeffrey Fisher of Stanford Law School, co-chairman of that school's Supreme Court Litigation Clinic, argues that nonunanimous verdicts contravene "literally centuries of common law, as well as longstanding American precedent, requiring unanimity to convict in criminal cases."

...Fisher also has drawn amicus support from national and state criminal defense organizations.