A haiku written by Lee Sonogan
Under the dual sovereignty principle, the Fifth Amendment’s prohibition on double jeopardy – which prevents the government from trying someone twice for the same crime – doesn’t apply if the second trial is by a different ‘sovereign’ – in this case, the state. – Asha Rangappa
Duplex pair of hands,
Slip on a banana skin.
Mutton dressed as lambs!
The 5th Amendment guarantees that defendants can’t face ‘double jeopardy,’ which means the government can’t prosecute a person a second time for the same crime if the jury returns a verdict. Only if the jury doesn’t reach a decision can prosecutors elect to retry the case. – Robert Shapiro