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  • Another Constitutional Protection That's Eroding -- Double Jeopardy

    01/10/2017 11:19:12 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 63 replies
    Forbes ^ | January 10, 2017 | George Leef
    When big government collides with the rights guaranteed under the Constitution, it is usually the latter that give way. Many people know that to be the case with free speech and firearms, but they aren’t aware that that the Fifth Amendment’s guarantee that no person shall be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb for the same offense has similarly eroded. That is something they should worry about. A Texas case that has been appealed to the Supreme Court gives the justices an opportunity to restore the power of the Double Jeopardy Clause. Walker v. Texas arose when state...
  • Ohio inmate who survived '09 execution appeals to high court

    08/23/2016 9:41:45 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 75 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August 23, 2016 | Associated Press
    COLUMBUS, Ohio — A condemned Ohio killer who survived a 2009 botched execution is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to declare that a second attempt to put him to death would be unconstitutional. Lawyers for death row inmate Romell Broom argue that giving the state prisons agency a second chance would amount to cruel and unusual punishment and double jeopardy. A divided Ohio Supreme Court rejected Broom's arguments in March. Broom's attorneys appealed that ruling earlier this month to the U.S. Supreme Court and filed notice of that appeal on Monday with the state court. The state stopped Broom's execution...
  • Bowraville murders: Review of double jeopardy laws to go unchanged

    01/04/2016 1:13:18 PM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 1 replies
    ABC News ^ | 12/18/2015 | Michelle Brown
    The Government said it would not change double jeopardy laws to open the way for a retrial of a prime suspect in the murders of 16-year-olds Colleen Walker-Craig and Clinton Speedy-Duroux, and four-year-old Evelyn Greenup. The children went missing from a road in Bowraville over a five month period in 1990 and 1991. In early 1991, the bodies of Evelyn and Clinton were found in bushland along the Congarinni Road on the outskirts of the town. Clothing belonging to Colleen Walker-Craig was found in the Nambucca River nearby, but her body has never been found. A man identified as the...
  • Glenn Beck: Re-Sentencing Oregon Ranchers Is ‘Double Jeopardy’

    01/04/2016 12:47:14 PM PST · by taraytarah · 102 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 1-4-16 | Tre Goins-Phillips
    Amid peaceful protests and the occupation of a national wildlife refuge building in Oregon, Glenn Beck said Monday that ranchers Steven and Dwight Hammond should not go to jail again but the judge who originally sentenced them should. "They received their sentence. They went and they served their sentence. They paid their due, as according to a judge," Beck said on The Glenn Beck Radio Program. "If the judge broke the law, then the judge needs to go to jail." Dwight Hammond, 73, and Steven Hammond, 46, have been charged with arson for fires they said they lit in 2001...
  • Famous Jeopardy-Winning Feminist Takes a Stand AGAINST Charity for Raped Woman

    02/22/2015 1:12:24 PM PST · by rightistight · 13 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 2/22/15 | Aurelius
    Arthur Chu, who won nearly $400,000 on Jeopardy and has written articles slamming "privilege" and supporting feminism, has taken to social media to stand up against a woman who has been raped. Yes, you read that last sentence correctly. On the night of January 19th, a mother-of-two named Cytherea was held at gunpoint by five men and brutally raped... The suspects in the assault have since been arrested, but the trauma has been done and injuries had been sustained. So, to help Cytherea pay her medical bills, one of her co-workers set up a charity to help her. Arthur Chu...
  • New Letter Could Re-Open Case Against Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson

    01/10/2015 7:58:55 AM PST · by Din Maker · 91 replies
    Opposing ^ | January 10, 2015 | Dominic Kelly
    The NAACP’s legal group has sent a letter to a Missouri judge asking that a new grand jury convene to consider indicting former Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown back in August. On November 24, a grand jury decided not to indict Wilson for killing Brown, and as a result, already riled protesters and activists took to the streets seeking justice. Now, in the almost two months since the decision was reached, the NAACP’s Legal Defense and Educational Fund has penned an open letter to Missouri Judge Maura McShane asking that a...
  • Supreme Court Unanimously Overturns Illinois Court On Fifth Amendment Rights

    05/29/2014 8:05:11 AM PDT · by Bratch · 59 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | May 28, 2014 | KEN KLUKOWSKI
    The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously smacked down the Illinois Supreme Court in President Barack Obama’s home state for violating the Fifth Amendment. Almost always the Supreme Court chooses to take a case (called granting a writ of certiorari) from a federal appeals court or a state supreme court by setting the case for briefing and argument. The Court receives 8,000 petitions for certiorari per year, and it grants fewer than 80.Yet in this case of Martinez v. Illinois, the justices took the very rare step of deciding the whole case just based on the petition filed with them requesting review. The...
  • Knox’s knife DNA casts doubt on murder weapon

    11/06/2013 9:55:55 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 6, 2013 12:26 PM EST | Colleen Barry
    A court-appointed expert testifying in U.S. student Amanda Knox’s third murder trial in Italy said Wednesday that a new trace of DNA found on the handle of the knife alleged to have been the murder weapon belongs to Knox and not the victim. That testimony bolsters the defense, which claims the kitchen knife was not the weapon used in the bloody 2007 slaying of Knox’s British roommate, 21-year-old Meredith Kercher. …
  • Freepers help me out here..what am I looking at?

    08/10/2013 10:37:32 PM PDT · by OL Hickory · 71 replies
    Seminole County Clerk of Courts ^ | 08/08/2013 | maryanne morse
    08/08/2013-MOTION REINSTATE AND CONTINUANCE AGAINST ABOVE NAME DEFENDANT GEORGE ZIMMERMAN
  • Double Jeopardy: NAACP Wants DOJ to Pursue Civil Rights Violation Charges Against George Zimmerman

    07/13/2013 10:55:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 96 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | July 13, 2013 | Bryan Preston
    In perhaps the least surprising development of the night, the NAACP is going all out to continue the prosecution of George Zimmerman. The group announced its intentions in a press release. July 13, 2013 (Orlando) The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People released the following statement on the acquittal of George Zimmerman for the killing of Trayvon Martin: NAACP Chairman Roslyn M. Brock: “Today, justice failed Trayvon Martin and his family,” said Roslyn M. Brock, Chairman of the NAACP. “We call immediately for the Justice Department to conduct an investigation into the civil rights violations committed against Trayvon...
  • Scarborough Says Lack Of African-American Jurors Makes Zimmerman Verdict Subject To Appeal

    06/24/2013 5:04:48 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 66 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Do the words "double jeopardy" ring a bell, Joe? In 2012, shortly after Trayvon Martin was killed, and when few facts were available, Joe Scarborough didn't hesitate to brand George Zimmerman a "murderer." Scarborough's pro-prosecution bias was on display again on Morning Joe today, when he declared that the absence of African-Americans on the George Zimmerman jury would "immediately" make a verdict subject to appeal. Really? So if this jury were to acquit Zimmerman, the prosecution would have a valid basis to overturn the verdict on appeal? Sure sounds like double jeopardy—but Scarborough never raised that concern. View the video...
  • Justices Uphold Retrials Even After Juries Reject Charges [Women on SCOTUS vote to free baby killer]

    05/25/2012 6:08:23 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    NY TIMES ^ | 5/25/12 | Adam Liptak
    The Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that a criminal defendant may be retried even though the jury in his first trial had unanimously rejected the most serious charges against him. The vote was 6 to 3, with the justices split over whether the constitutional protection against double jeopardy barred such reprosecutions.
  • Supreme Court says double jeopardy does not protect against murder retrial

    05/24/2012 8:08:26 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 102 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Thursday, May 24 2012, 5:49 PM | Robert Barnes
    Arkansas may retry a man for murder even though jurors in his first trial were unanimous that he was not guilty, the Supreme Court ruled Thursday. Alex Blueford, who is accused of killing his girlfriend’s 1-year-old son, is not protected by the Constitution’s Double Jeopardy Clause, the court ruled in a 6 to 3 decision. Because the judge dismissed the jury when it was unable to reach agreement on lesser charges, Blueford was not officially cleared of any of the charges, the majority said, and thus may be retried. “The jury in this case did not convict Blueford of any...
  • Shenandoah-area men convicted of hate crime (illegal immigrant/Fair Housing Act)

    10/16/2010 6:06:23 PM PDT · by Born Conservative · 26 replies · 1+ views
    News Item (Shamokin PA) ^ | 10/15/2010 | Peter Bortner
    SCRANTON - Brandon J. Piekarsky will spend his 19th birthday behind federal prison bars after a jury on Thursday convicted him and his friend, Derrick M. Donchak, of a hate crime for participating in the fatal beating of an illegal Mexican immigrant in Shenandoah. In a case that has attracted international attention, the all-white jury of six men and six women found Piekarsky, 18, of Shenandoah Heights, and Donchak, 20, of Shenandoah, guilty of violating the federal Fair Housing Act by assaulting Luis Eduardo Ramirez Zavala. Donchak and his parents sobbed, and Piekarsky grimaced, as federal marshals handcuffed the pair...
  • X/11: The Usual Suspects, Respawned

    04/25/2008 9:30:44 AM PDT · by J Aguilar · 6 replies · 334+ views
    Libertad Digital ^ | 14 April 2008 | Luis del Pino
    Because of them, telephone taping was carried out a year before the massacre.Two of the Moroccoan Islamist Fugitives Were the Key to Investigate Jamal Zougham Before 3/11.LD (Luis del Pino) The surprising flight of nine Islamists from a Moroccan prison last week has taken an unexpected turn, when it was discovered that two of them, the Chatbi brothers, were allegedly linked to the top sentenced for 3/11, Jamal Zougham, and his stepbrother Mohamed Chaoui, arrested like Zougham on March 13th, but released a few weeks after the Madrid attacks. Although that relation between Zougham and the Chatbi brothers was finally...
  • Alleged Nazi guard gets stay of deportation

    04/14/2009 2:06:24 PM PDT · by Justaham · 24 replies · 580+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 4-14-09
    CLEVELAND - The return of alleged Nazi death camp guard John Demjanjuk to Germany for trial on war crimes was delayed again Tuesday by a federal court, shortly after six immigration officers removed the retired autoworker from his suburban Cleveland home in a wheelchair. A three-judge panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals granted a stay until it could further consider Demjanjuk's motion to reopen the U.S. case that ordered him deported, in which he says painful medical ailments would make travel to Germany torturous.
  • The True Haters

    04/14/2009 6:40:43 AM PDT · by seatrout · 49 replies · 1,417+ views
    Human Events ^ | 4/14/09 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    On Good Friday, John Demjanjuk, 89 and gravely ill, was ordered deported to Germany to stand trial as an accessory to the murder of 29,000 Jews -- at Sobibor camp in Poland. Sound familiar? It should. It is a re-enactment of the 1986 extradition of John Demjanjuk to Israel to be tried for the murder of 870,000 Jews -- at Treblinka camp in Poland. How many men in the history of this country have been so relentlessly pursued and remorselessly persecuted? The ordeal of this American Dreyfus began 30 years ago. In 1979, the Office of Special Investigations (OSI) at...
  • the 5th Amendment

    03/22/2009 6:29:34 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 16 replies · 921+ views
    No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property...
  • Double jeopardy in before US Supreme Court

    03/21/2009 10:59:37 AM PDT · by rgr · 18 replies · 2,018+ views
    news.aol.com/article ^ | 03/21/09 | JUAN A. LOZANO
    Double jeopardy in before US Supreme Court HOUSTON A former Enron Corp. executive is hoping a little known component of the Fifth Amendment's double jeopardy clause will help him avoid a retrial on charges related to financial fraud at the once mighty energy giant. Attorneys for F. Scott Yeager are set to present oral arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday on the issue of whether double jeopardy prevents prosecutors from retrying individuals after a jury votes not guilty on some charges, but fails to reach a verdict on others that share an element with the acquitted charges. Prosecutors...
  • Soldier cleared of murder in civilian court 18 years ago to face court-martial in the deaths

    08/18/2007 7:00:37 AM PDT · by brityank · 28 replies · 1,426+ views
    NCTimes ^ | August 17, 2007 | MIKE BAKER - Associated Press
    Soldier cleared of murder in civilian court 18 years ago to face court-martial in the deaths By: MIKE BAKER - Associated PressRALEIGH, N.C. -- A soldier cleared of a triple murder in civilian court 18 years ago will face a military court-martial for the same crimes, an Army general ordered Friday. The Army will try Master Sgt. Timothy Hennis on three counts of premeditated murder in the May 1985 deaths of Kathryn Eastburn, 31, and two of her daughters -- Kara Sue, 5, and Erin Nicole, 3. Hennis was convicted and sentenced to death for the crimes in 1986,...