- Associated Press - Thursday, March 27, 2014

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Governor Scott Walker has signed a bill that erases six-person juries in misdemeanor cases.

The state Supreme Court ruled in 1998 that a state law providing for a six-person jury in misdemeanor cases conflicted with a provision in the Wisconsin Constitution requiring a 12-person jury in all criminal cases.

The bill Walker signed Thursday eliminates the six-person misdemeanor jury and requires a 12-person jury for every criminal case unless the parties involved and a judge agree to a smaller panel.

The measure was among 30 bills that Walker signed privately in Milwaukee.

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