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The prior U.S. Supreme Court decision held that states, unlike the federal government, are not compelled to require unanimous juries in all criminal cases. Apodaca v. Oregon, 406 U.S. 404 (1972).
Barbour's lawyer, Jeffrey Fisher, is arguing that the Supreme Court's recent decision in McDonald v. Chicago, 130 S.Ct. 3020 (2010), which held that the 2nd amendment applies to states, changes the landscape surrounding this question.
The case is Barbour v. Louisiana, No. 10-689. To read the Louisiana decision, see Louisiana v. Barbour, 35 So.3d 1142 (La. 2010).