Showing posts with label SCOTUS Ruling Could Leave Manafort in Jail for State Related Charges. Show all posts
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Tuesday, June 18, 2019


By Sara A. Carter, June 17, 2019

Supreme Court ruled that “dual sovereignty doctrine” — which allows a person to face both state and federal charges for the same offense — does not violates the Fifth Amendment’s Double Jeopardy Clause.

“Although the dual-sovereignty rule is often dubbed an ‘exception’ to the double jeopardy right, it is not an exception at all,” Justice Samuel Alito wrote in the opinion. “On the contrary, it follows from the text that defines that right in the first place.”