Thursday, May 24, 2012

On The Law...

...about those balancing interests...I will have to delve into this a bit further, but the first reaction to a retrenchment of double jeopardy is not a positive one.  This example dovetails nicely with my previous discussion two posts ago. 

Once gain, bad facts probably make bad law.

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that a criminal
defendant may be retried even though the jury in his first trial had
unanimously rejected the most serious charges against him. The vote
was 6 to 3, with the justices split over whether the constitutional
protection against double jeopardy barred such reprosecutions.

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