Short Name: Unanimous Jury Resolution
Year Adopted: 2015
Meeting Where Adopted: Mid-Year
Policy Number: 2015 MY 108A
Subjects: Death Penalty, Sentencing, Juries
RESOLVED, That the American Bar Association urges all federal, state, and territorial governments, that impose capital punishment, and the military, to require that:
(1) Before a court can impose a sentence of death, a jury must unanimously recommend or vote to impose that sentence; and
(2) The jury in such cases must also unanimously agree on the existence of any fact that is a prerequisite for eligibility for the death penalty and on the specific aggravating factors that have each been proven beyond a reasonable doubt.
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