Supreme Court rules on "double jeopardy"

Nov 2012
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nirvana
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Specifically related to Paul Manafort right now, the SCOTUS has ruled that state courts can prosecute crimes already prosecuted in federal court. I'm surprised.

Ruling upholds precedent that a state can charge a person for same crime already prosecuted federally

Might this be part of Trump's recent twittertantrums?

https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/scotus-double-jeopardy-ruling-1.5178328
Probably. This just took away another power from him, to wield effectively. I wonder if any state will go after those whom he has pardoned?

That noise you hear is the prosecutors and attorneys general, in multiple jurisdictions sharpening their knives.
 
Jun 2018
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South Dakota
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Probably. This just took away another power from him, to wield effectively. I wonder if any state will go after those whom he has pardoned?

That noise you hear is the prosecutors and attorneys general, in multiple jurisdictions sharpening their knives.
A quick review of Obamas pardons might prove to be fertile ground for a prosecutor trying to inflate their conviction rate.