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Double Jeopardy: A Reference Guide to the United States Constitution David Rudstein

Double Jeopardy: A Reference Guide to the United States Constitution

David Rudstein

Published December 1st 2004
ISBN : 9780313027826
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288 pages
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This volume traces the history of the Double Jeopardy Clause of the Fifth Amendment of the United States Constitution. It shows that the constitutional guarantee against double jeopardy has its roots in ancient Jewish and early Greek and Roman law.MoreThis volume traces the history of the Double Jeopardy Clause of the Fifth Amendment of the United States Constitution. It shows that the constitutional guarantee against double jeopardy has its roots in ancient Jewish and early Greek and Roman law. After recapping the history of the clause the Supreme Courts current interpretation of the clause is explained.--This book describes the circumstances in which the premature termination of an individuals trial bars a subsequent trail for the same offense. It also examines when the Clause prohibits the government from imposing multiple punishments for the same offense. The final chapter includes a discussion of bibliographical sources.