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A New Supreme Court Case Takes on Double Jeopardy – The Atlantic

posted by Judge_Burke @ 14:29 PM
September 20, 2016

“I could shoot you in the middle of Mardi Gras,” Libby Parsons (played by Ashley Judd) tells her husband Nick in the 1999 thriller Double Jeopardy, “and they can’t touch me.” Nick had faked his own death and framed Libby for the non-existent murder. Now, holding a pistol to his head, she invokes one of Americans’ most beloved rights—the Fifth Amendment guarantee that no one shall be “subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb.”

Learning the law from The Atlantic may seem odd to some judges; although The Atlantic is a well written and popular publication, it is not the Harvard Law Review. But, this is an article well worth reading. 

 

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