Johnson v. Louisiana
State of Louisiana
Louisiana's constitutional provisions, which allowed less-than-unanimous guilty verdicts in criminal cases, violated the Due Process and Equal Protection Clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment.
Chief Lawyer for Appellant
Richard A. Buckley
Chief Lawyer for Appellee
Justices for the Court
Harry A. Blackmun, Warren E. Burger, Lewis F. Powell, Jr., William H. Rehnquist, Byron R. White (writing for the Court)
William J. Brennan, Jr., William O. Douglas, Thurgood Marshall, Potter Stewart
Date of Decision
22 May 1972
The reasonable doubt standard contained in the Due Process Clause of the Constitution's Fourteenth Amendment was not violated by nonunanimous jury verdicts.
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- Jordan v. Massachusetts, 225 U.S. 167 (1912).
- Andres v. United States, 333 U.S. 740 (1948).
- Duncan v. Louisiana, 391 U.S. 145 (1968).
- Apodaca v. Oregon, 406 U.S. 404 (1972).
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