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Opinion | When Jurors Are Silenced

How many jurors does it take to deliver a guilty verdict? In 48 states, the answer is simple: All of them. Juries in felony cases must agree unanimously in order to convict. The rule is the same in federal trials, and for good reason. It reflects the centuries-old understanding that …

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Opinion | No Back-Room Deal to Replace Schneiderman

New Yorkers reacted with revulsion when State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman resigned this week amid allegations he had beaten, choked and threatened to kill women he dated. Albany lawmakers, true to form, saw political opportunity. Assembly Democrats, who have the power to pick Mr. Schneiderman’s replacement, are moving behind closed …

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