Apodaca v. Oregon - Significance, The Sixth And Fourteenth Amendment Cases, A Less Than Unanimous Court, Further Readings
Robert Apodaca, Henry Morgan Cooper, Jr., and James Arnold Madden
State of Oregon
That the conviction by a less than unanimous jury verdict, permitted under Oregon state law, violated his right to trial by jury as guaranteed under the Sixth and Fourteenth Amendments of the Constitution.
Chief Lawyer for Petitioners
Richard B. Sobol
Chief Lawyer for Respondent
Jacob B. Tanzer, Solicitor General of Oregon
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
That the Fourteenth Amendment does not require jury unanimity.
- Duncan v. Louisiana, 391 U.S. 145 (1968).
- Williams v. Florida, 399 U.S. 78 (1970).
- Johnson v. Louisiana, 406 U.S. 356 (1972).
- Ballew v. Georgia, 435 U.S. 223 (1978).
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