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Johnson v. Louisiana
United States Supreme Court
406 U.S. 356 (1972)
Johnson (defendant) was convicted on robbery charges under a guilty verdict rendered by nine of twelve jurors. Johnson appealed his conviction and argued that conviction by less than a unanimous jury failed to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. The supreme court of the state of Louisiana (plaintiff) affirmed Johnson’s conviction. Johnson petitioned the United States Supreme Court for review.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (White, J.)
Dissent (Stewart, J.)
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