non·​unan·​i·​mous | \ ˌnän-yu̇-ˈna-nə-məs How to pronounce nonunanimous (audio) \

Definition of nonunanimous

: not characterized by full agreement or unanimity : not unanimous The case … questions whether states can permit nonunanimous juries to recommend the death penalty …— Elyssa Cherney a nonunanimous ruling

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Recent Examples on the Web Citing this history, the Supreme Court found nonunanimous verdicts unconstitutional in 2020. New York Times, 30 June 2021 Hundreds of Oregonians remain in prison with nonunanimous jury convictions, having exhausted all other appeal options. oregonlive, 18 May 2021 The use of nonunanimous juries dates to the post-Reconstruction Jim Crow era, and in Louisiana is tied to denying Black citizens equal representation in the court and justice systems. NBC News, 17 May 2021 That is good news for people convicted by nonunanimous juries whose appeals are still pending. Dan Mclaughlin, National Review, 17 May 2021 But hundreds convicted by nonunanimous juries remain in Oregon prisons because their cases and sentences were final at the time of the high court’s decision. oregonlive, 30 Mar. 2021 This is not the first time Rosenblum has stood in the way of striking down nonunanimous jury verdicts in Oregon. oregonlive, 18 Mar. 2021 One other state, Louisiana, had allowed nonunanimous juries until voters there abolished them in 2018. oregonlive, 14 May 2020 In 2018, voters in Louisiana, the only other state that has allowed nonunanimous juries, rejected their system of split-verdict convictions. oregonlive, 20 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of nonunanimous

1838, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonunanimous.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Jul. 2021.

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