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Duncan v. Louisiana
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Duncan v. Louisiana
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The Defendant was charged with the misdemeanor of simple battery, which was punishable up to two years in prison and with a $300 fine. The Defendant requested a jury trial and was denied it because Louisiana only provided trials for capital cases or cases with punishment of hard labor. The Defendant claimed his denial of a jury trial violated the Fourteenth Amendment Due Process Clause.
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