The concept of “double jeopardy” is a confusing one in American jurisprudence and an article in “The Atlantic” explores how a case before the United States Supreme Court might alter the application of this Fifth Amendment right. Quoted in the article is Professor Lissa Griffin who has written extensively about the issue.
Interviewed for the article, Professor Griffin is quoted as saying: “One of the reasons we’re dealing with mixed verdicts is how many statutes there are. [In some cases], the proliferation of charges is outrageous.”
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