Tuesday, August 31, 2004

Circuit court rejects sniper Muhammad's double jeopardy claim

The Washington Post reports here ("2nd Trial Of Sniper Is Ruled Lawful," 8/31/04) that the Fairfax County Circuit Court has rejected the argument that the second prosecution of sniper John Muhammad would be double jeopardy.

The Fifth Amendment says no person shall "be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb."

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