June 19, 2014
by Josh Guckert
JURIST Guest Columnist Griffen Thorne, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Class of 2015, discusses the intricacies of double jeopardy and the point at which jeopardy is thought to first occur... Double jeopardy is among the most complex doctrines of constitutional criminal procedure and ...[read more]
June 6, 2014
by G. Redd
A group of independent UN human rights experts on Thursday condemned Iran's execution of a political prisoner, calling for the country to end the death penalty. Gholamreza Khosravi Savadjani was arrested in 2008 for supporting western media, found guilty of enmity against God and sentenced to six ...[read more]
February 20, 2013
by Michael Haggerson
The US Supreme Court ruled 8-1 on Wednesday in Evans v. Michigan that double jeopardy applies even if the trial judge acquitted the defendant based upon an erroneous ruling on the required elements of the offense. The defendant was charged with arson for burning down a vacant house in violation of ...[read more]
June 11, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
The US Supreme Court granted certiorari Monday in Evans v. Michigan to determine whether the double jeopardy clause bars retrial after the trial judge erroneously holds a particular fact to be an element of the offense and then grants a midtrial directed verdict of acquittal because the ...[read more]
May 25, 2012
by Julia Zebley
The US Supreme Court ruled 6-3 Wednesday in Blueford v. Arkansas that the double jeopardy clause does not prevent the re-prosecution of a greater offense if a jury deadlocks on a lesser-included offense. In this case, a mistrial was declared after a jury reached a unanimous decision to acquit on ...[read more]
January 30, 2012
by Cynthia Miley
On January 30, 2007, the US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit reinstated a conspiracy charge against alleged terrorist Jose Padilla, reversing a lower court decision that the charge duplicated two other counts against Padilla and his co-defendants. The Eleventh Circuit rejected the ...[read more]
October 11, 2011
by Sarah Posner
The US Supreme Court on Tuesday granted certiorari in two cases. In Blueford v. Arkansas, the court will decide whether the Double Jeopardy clause prevents the re-prosecution of a greater offense after the jury announces voting for a not guilty verdict, if a jury deadlocks on a lesser-included ...[read more]
May 3, 2010
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court on Monday ruled 6-3 in Renico v. Lett that double jeopardy is not violated by a new trial after a state trial court declared a mistrial due to the jury's inability to reach a verdict. The US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit affirmed the decision of the district court t... ...[read more]
March 29, 2010
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Monday in two cases. In Renico v. Lett, the court heard arguments on whether double jeopardy is violated by a new trial after a state trial court declared a mistrial due to the jury's inability to reach a verdict. The US Court of Appeals for the Sixth C... ...[read more]
November 30, 2009
by Jay Carmella
The US Supreme Court on Monday granted certiorari in three cases. In Morrison v. National Australia Bank, the Court will consider whether foreign investors are entitled to bring fraud-on-the-market claims under Section 10(b) of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934 when the stock purchased was ...[read more]

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