More Support For Constitutional Change On Felony Convictions

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A proposed change to the Louisiana Constitution related to major felony convictions in the state is gaining more support ahead of next month's election.

The district attorneys in Caddo, East Baton Rouge, Jefferson and Lafayette parishes confirm to The Advocate they favor the ballot amendment requiring unanimous verdicts.

Voters will decide November 6th whether Louisiana will be the last of two states in the nation, the other Oregon, to require unanimous verdicts rather than only a ten-to-two jury decision in major felony cases, even those punishable by life in prison.

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