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Criminal Procedure Keyed to Chemerinsky
Duncan v. Louisiana (II)
Citation:391 U.S. 145 (1968)
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Duncan (Petitioner) was convicted of simple battery in Louisiana. The trial judge denied his request for a jury trial, because battery was a misdemeanor and the Louisiana Constitution granted jury trials only in cases where capital punishment or imprisonment at hard labor may be imposed. He was convicted and sentenced to 60 days in prison and a fine of $150.
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