Friday, November 14, 2008
The U.S. Supreme Court accepted certiorari in the case of Yeager v. United States. The issue presented is "[w]hether, under the Double Jeopardy Clause, the government may retry defendants acquitted of some charges on factually related counts on which the jury failed to reach a verdict." For the Opinion from the 5th Circuit, the Petition for Certiorari, the Brief in Opposition, the Petitioner's Reply, and the Amicus Brief filed in support of the defendants, see Scotus Blog here.
See also Kristen Hays, Houston Chronicle, High court takes case of Enron Broadband defendant