SUPREME COURT: Two Decisions

The Supreme Court continued its busy session; handed down a bundle of decisions last week, among which were two of vital and controversial significance:

Double Jeopardy. In the case of Doras Herbert et al. v. the State of Louisiana, the Supreme Court ruled that a person who violates the prohibition laws can be prosecuted in both State and Federal courts for the same offense without violating the clause of the Fifth Amendment-forbidding double jeopardy. This clause says: "Nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy...

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