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Apodaca v. Oregon
United States Supreme Court
406 U.S. 404 (1972)
Apodaca, Madden, and Cooper (defendants) were all convicted of serious, unrelated crimes in jury trials in Oregon. Apodaca and Madden were convicted by a vote of 11–1; Cooper was convicted by a vote of 10–2. The defendants challenged their convictions on the grounds that a nonunanimous jury verdict in a criminal trial violates the Sixth Amendment right to trial by jury.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (White, J.)
Concurrence (Blackmun, J.)
Dissent (Douglas, J.)
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