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Suchitra Satpathi Leads Constitutional Amendment Effort

| Nov 21, 2018

Suchitra Satpathi was the lead lobbyist on the unanimous jury constitutional amendment passed during the 2018 Regular Legislative Session. She was able to masterfully assemble a coalition of conservatives and liberals to support the legislation. The legislation recieved the required 2/3rd’s majority of votes in both chambers required for a constitutional amendment to be placed on the ballot. 

Suchitra also helped lead the statewide campaign and PAC to support unanimous juries (CA#2).  Voters recently ratified this change to the constitution on November 6th at a rate of close to 2 in favor for every 1 against. Because of Suchitra’s talent, effort and diligence; as of January 1, 2019, Louisiana will join 48 others states requiring unanimity in all felony verdicts.