Caddo DA Back ‘Unanimous Jury’ Amendment [VIDEO]
Caddo Parish District Attorney James Stewart talks with 101.7 / 710 KEEL's Robert J Wright and Erin McCarty about his support for the "Unanimous Jury Verdict for Felony Trials" amendment to the state constitution, a change that has broad backing from both political parties.
Stewart is one of a number of DAs across the state who back the proposal. From KEEL News:
Four Louisiana District Attorneys have joined a bipartisan wave of elected officials and political figures to show support for Amendment 2 which will be on the ballot on November 6th. (Others include) Hillar Moore III, Paul Connick, and Keith Stutes, the district attorneys for Caddo, East Baton Rouge, Jefferson and Lafayette Parishes.
The amendment, which has the endorsement of leaders of both Democrats and Republicans, would remove the state from a very short list. From nola.com:
In all other states, except Oregon, a unanimous 12-out-of-12 jury vote is required to send people to prison for serious crimes -- and only in Louisiana can a person be convicted of murder without a unanimous jury.
The "Unanimous Jury" amendment is one of six that Louisiana voters will decide on this election day, November 6.