The Supreme Court justices sounded unwilling on Thursday to overturn a long-standing precedent that allows a state and the federal government to prosecute a person for the same crime — despite the constitutional ban on "double jeopardy.” A lawyer for an Alabama man who was prosecuted in both state...

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    citing long-standing Supreme Court precedent that has recognized a “separate-sovereigns” exception to the double-jeopardy rule. The exception permits successive state and federal prosecutions, even ...
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  • Gamble v. United States | LII / Legal Information Institute
    The Supreme Court will rule on the separate-sovereigns doctrine, an exception to the Double Jeopardy Clause that permits both state and federal governments to prosecute an individual for offenses arising from the same conduct.
    05/16/2019 - 5:23 am | View Website
  • Dual Sovereignty and Double Jeopardy | Exception to the Rule
    The Supreme Court held that the federal prosecution was barred under the Fifth Amendment’s prohibition against Double Jeopardy. Ultimately, federal prosecutions for cases that are already prosecuted as state offenses are not highly common but absolutely permissible and encouraged by the DOJ if “compelling reasons” exist.
    05/10/2019 - 10:41 pm | View Website
  • Supreme Court tackles ‘double jeopardy’ exception that ...
    Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas and Ruth Bader Ginsburg could lead an unusual liberal-conservative coalition to block federal and state prosecutions for the same crime. (Photo: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI, AFP/Getty Images) WASHINGTON – An unusual coalition of liberal and conservative Supreme Court justices may be ready to stop the federal and state governments from prosecuting suspects twice…
    05/9/2019 - 10:49 pm | View Website
  • Double Jeopardy and State and Federal Prosecutions – The ...
    Under this doctrine, the prohibition on double jeopardy does not prevent dual prosecution when the prosecutions are each by separate sovereigns. Thus, a criminal defendant can be prosecuted by a state court and then by a federal court (or the other way around). A criminal defendant may be tried by two separate state courts. Wex Legal Dictionary
    05/2/2019 - 2:43 pm | View Website
  • Unequal Justice: Will the Supreme Court Change the Rules ...
    The exception permits successive state and federal prosecutions, even when based on the same facts. Reserving the right to appeal his sentence, Gamble subsequently pleaded guilty and received a ...
    12/11/2018 - 1:26 pm | View Website
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