double jeopardy

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n double jeopardy the prosecution of a defendant for a criminal offense for which he has already been tried; prohibited in the fifth amendment to the United States Constitution
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Usage

In literature:

When the marine force was raised, the marines were also given protection from double jeopardy.
"Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed." by S. A. Reilly
Do we get to go for Double Jeopardy?
"Project Cyclops" by Thomas Hoover
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In news:

Michigan case might reshape double jeopardy .
State responds to Casey's double jeopardy claim.
James & Joanne Huskey, "Surviving Double Jeopardy ".
Facing Double Jeopardy in the Testing of Combination Products.
The Supreme Court ruled today in two cases involving double jeopardy and the way this country has fought the drug problem.
Jeffrey Kaye looks at the question of double jeopardy in the US governments' war on drugs.
The Double Jeopardy of 'Pygmalion'.
Where a defendant has been convicted of two counts of possessing child pornography, the Double Jeopardy Clause requires that the conviction be reduced to a single offense.
SEATTLE — The Army can't retry a Fort Lewis-based Iraq war objector on several key charges because that would violate the soldier's constitutional protection against double jeopardy, a federal judge ruled late Tuesday.
Double jeopardy defense ruled 'not frivolous.
Double Jeopardy – Predicate Offense – Vacated.
The Double Jeopardy of ' Pygmalion '.
Where a defendant has challenged a resentencing decision, no double jeopardy violation has been shown and consequently the appeal must fail.
With their minor-league future in jeopardy, the Mets solidified their relationship with Double-A Binghamton.
Alternate Jurors, Double Jeopardy.
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