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June 24, 2019

Oregon moves to scrap split juries

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon House has approved a measure that would ask voters to overturn the state's decades-long practice of allowing split juries to convict felony defendants, an anomaly within the American criminal justice system that reform advocates have targeted as racist.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reports House Joint Resolution 10 passed the chamber 56-0 on Thursday.

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