Bloomberg Law: Supreme Court Bolsters Unanimous Jury Rule in Louisiana Case

April 20, 2020

O’Melveny special counsel Jeff Fisher is quoted in this Bloomberg Law article, which covers the firm’s win in Ramos v. Louisiana at the US Supreme Court. The Court ruled state prosecutors need unanimous jury verdicts to convict criminal defendants of serious offenses at trial. The historic decision was delivered by Justice Neil Gorsuch, who was joined by Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor, and Brett Kavanaugh, Bloomberg Law noted. “We are heartened that the Court has held, once and for all, that the promise of the Sixth Amendment fully applies in Louisiana, rejecting any concept of second-class justice,” Fisher said.

Bloomberg Law subscribers can read the full article here.