PBS NewsHour | Clip | Non-unanimous juries were outlawed. Why two states used them
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 1972 that non-unanimous juries—those that convict a defendant with a split decision—are a violation of the 6th Amendment. But a loophole allowed two states to maintain the practice. Tom Casciato looks at the roots of split-jury verdicts and what faces those convicted by them. This segment is part of our series Chasing the Dream: Poverty and Opportunity in America.