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Unanimous Juries (2018)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2018-10-19

Duration: 00:06:58

Subjects: Constitutional amendments | Elections, 2018 | Criminal justice, Administration of | Jury


  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • Spires, Kelly Producer
  • Woods, Virnado Editor
  • Dilosa, Douglas Interviewee
  • Tarpley, Ed Interviewee


This segment from the October 19, 2018, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Kelly Spires’ report on a constitutional amendment on the November 6th ballot requiring unanimous jury decisions for felony convictions. Spires reports that the current Louisiana law allows convictions on some felony charges with a 10-2 vote. She interviews Douglas Dilosa of Rising Foundations and Ed Tarpley, the former district attorney in Grant Parish. Host: Andre Moreau