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U.S. Supreme Court decision may impact some local cases

Malheur County District Attorney David Goldthorpe said a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court could mean a few local cases will be reviewed for retrial. (The Enterprise/File).

VALE – Half a dozen criminal prosecutions resolved by juries in Malheur County during the past four years could go before a judge again after a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court Monday.

The court ruled 6-3 that laws in Oregon and Louisiana are unconstitutional that permitted individuals accused of felony crimes to be convicted by a split vote of a jury. The . . .