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High Court Takes On Post-Severance Double Jeopardy Rights

The U.S. Supreme Court said Monday it will hear a case arguing that if a defendant agrees to separate trials on charges based on the same facts and is acquitted at one, he can get out of the second trial by invoking the Constitution’s ban on double jeopardy. Law360: (headline:(acquitted) OR summary:(acquitted))

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Ex-Traffic Judge Violated Ethics Rules, Pa. Court Finds

Pennsylvania’s Court of Judicial Discipline on Thursday found that a former Philadelphia Traffic Court judge who dodged federal ticket fixing charges violated state judicial ethics rules and the state constitution by providing “special consideration” for friends, family and politically connected individuals. Law360: acquitted

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Can You Be Sued Even if You’re “Not Guilty”?

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Adam Freedman has written an interesting piece on getting sued even though you may have been in the right. For instance, Freedman covers the case where a burger breaks into the home and is shot dead by the homeowner. The homeowner is then sued by the family of the burglar and then forced to pay a settlement, when they are ...

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