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 wh...
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    His federal sentence is 46 months, or almost three years longer than the state court sentence. The issue before the court is simply “whether the court should overrule the ‘separate sovereigns’ excepti...
    09/25/2018 - 7:00 pm | View Link
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    Whether a Spokane County District Court judge lacked statutory authority to preside over Spokane Municipal Court criminal prosecutions ... of justice” exception to the mandatory joinder rule, CrR 4.3. ...
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