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https://reason.com/2020/04/20/unusual-s ... unanimous/
By a vote of 6-3, the U.S. Supreme Court held that the Constitution requires unanimous jury verdicts for convictions in criminal cases. Writing for the Court in Ramos v. Louisiana, Justice Neil Gorsuch explained that " the Sixth Amendment right to a jury trial—as incorporated against the States by way of the Fourteenth Amendment—requires a
unanimous verdict to convict a defendant of a serious offense." (Whether jury unanimity is required in cases involving "petty offenses" was not before the Court, as noted in a footnote to the opinion.)
Only affects two states (OR and LA), but still a big deal.
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"Her condition worsened and she was brought to the hospital for treatment. She posted again about the experience on Instagram. Finally, they were able to test her, but the test came back negative. According to the lawsuit, doctors told her it was likely she missed the window for testing positive, but she probably did have COVID-19, despite the test results. (False negative results have been an ongoing issue in accurately diagnosing infections.)
The very next day, Patrol Sergeant Cameron Klump from Marquette County Sheriff's Department showed up on the family's doorstep. He was there under orders from Sheriff Joseph Konrath to demand that Amyiah and her father, Richard Cohoon, remove Amyiah's Instagram posts. If they refused, Klump said the family faced charges for disorderly conduct and Klump told them he would "start taking people to jail," according to the suit."
https://reason.com/2020/04/17/a-teenage ... delete-it/