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Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Wednesday, December 1, 2004

Supreme Court to Hear Double Jeopardy Case Today

Supreme_court_3 The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments today in Smith v. Massachusetts, No. 03-8661.  The question presented:  "Is the double jeopardy clause’s prohibition against successive prosecutions violated when a judge rules that the defendant is not guilty because the government’s evidence is insufficient but later in the trial reverses her finding of not guilty?"  More ...  [Mark Godsey]

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