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Duncan v. Louisiana
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Duncan v. Louisiana
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Appellant, Gary Duncan, was charged with a misdemeanor punishable by a maximum of two years in imprisonment and a $300 fine. He sought trial by jury, but since Louisiana’s constitution grants trials only in cases in which capital punishment or imprisonment at hard labor may be imposed, his request was denied. Appellant was convicted and sentenced to sixty days in prison and fined $150. Appellant alleged that the Sixth and Fourteenth Amendments secure the right to trial by jury as long as two years may be imposed.
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