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Double Jeopardy

Well That Was Embarrassing

Posted 04.15.2014 | TV

Game show contestants just can't catch a break this week! After Indiana University honors student Julian Batts earned the title "Worst 'Wheel of F...

Killing Jody Arias -- Is the Prosecutor Playing God?

Bennett L. Gershman | Posted 07.28.2013 | Crime
Bennett L. Gershman

Arizona, along with California, are the only two states that allow the prosecutor to try again for the death penalty after a jury has been unable to agree on imposing death, and the judge has declared a mistrial of the penalty proceeding.

Series on Series: A Different Tune for Extreme Justice

William Bernhardt | Posted 04.17.2013 | Books
William Bernhardt

I was and still am extremely proud of the "big twist" in this book. Since you might not have read the book yet, I won't spoil it. But it's fabulous, trust me. So far as I know, it was completely new and although astonishing and outrageous, legally accurate.

Double Jeopardy in Egypt: Why You Should Care

Seth Engel | Posted 02.06.2013 | World
Seth Engel

Though nominally a domestic issue, Egypt is facing a similarly vexing threat to international justice. This threat should be followed closely the world over.

Mike Sacks

Supreme Court Allows Arkansas Second Shot At Murder Trial

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Sacks | Posted 05.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Arkansas is not barred by the Constitution's double jeopardy clause from retrying a man for murder even though the first jury had announ...

David Lohr

Man Acquitted Of Friend’s Murder Confesses To Police, Walks Free

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 10.03.2011 | Crime

In 2004, Isaac Turnbaugh of Vermont was acquitted of killing his coworker. Police say he recently contacted them, however, and confessed to the murder...

Can Roger Clemens Be Tried Twice?

Lyle Denniston | Posted 09.18.2011 | Sports
Lyle Denniston

Protection against double jeopardy begins the moment that a jury is chosen and sworn in. The key question in the case of Roger Clemens is when the protection stops. And the answer is: It depends.

Radley Balko

Myths Of The Criminal Justice System

HuffingtonPost.com | Radley Balko | Posted 10.31.2011 | Crime

Note: In conjunction with the launch of HuffPost's Crime vertical, senior writer and criminal justice reporter Radley Balko looks at several myths and...

Barney Brown: His First Year of Freedom

John Maki | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
John Maki

On September 24, Barney Brown celebrates his first year of freedom after 38 years of wrongful incarceration. His story is one of the most egregious wrongful convictions in U.S. history.