No. 559.

392 U.S. 631 (1968)


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided June 17, 1968.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Anna R. Lavin for petitioner in No. 559.

John J. Stamos and Elmer C. Kissane for respondent in No. 559.

Robert Y. Thornton, Attorney General of Oregon, and David H. Blunt, Assistant Attorney General, for respondent in No. 941.


Petitioner Carcerano was convicted of armed robbery and sentenced, on May 11, 1962, to life imprisonment. The Oregon Constitution, Art. I, § 11, permits a jury to convict in noncapital cases if 10 of the 12 jurors support conviction. The Oregon Supreme Court affirmed petitioner's conviction. 238 Or. 208, 390 P.2d 923, cert. denied, 380 U.S...

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