on Dec 2, 2020 at 9:29 am
In its final oral argument of the week, the Supreme Court will hear Edwards v. Vannoy on Wednesday, which involves non-unanimous jury verdicts. Earlier this year, the court decided in Ramos v. Louisiana that the Sixth Amendment guarantees a right to jury unanimity. Now, in Edwards, the justices must decide if that right applies retroactively to defendants who were convicted with non-unanimous juries before Ramos was decided. Our case preview is here.
Here’s a round-up of other Supreme Court-related news and commentary from around the web:
- Supreme Court weighs child-slavery case against Nestlé USA, Cargill (Peter Whoriskey, The Washington Post)
- Lawsuit by Trump allies challenging Pennsylvania election results reaches Supreme Court (Kevin McCoy & Richard Wolf, USA Today)
- The Supreme Court will finally rule on controversial US hacking law (Timothy Lee, Ars Technica)
- The Supreme Court Wants to Revive a Doctrine That Would Paralyze Biden’s Administration (Hannah Mullen & Sejal Singh, Slate)
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