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Thu Dec 6, 2018, 09:06 AM

Supreme Court To Hear Double Jeopardy Case That Could Have Russia Ramifications

By MARK SHERMAN

December 6, 2018 7:12 am

WASHINGTON (AP) ó The Supreme Court is set to hear arguments about an exception to the Constitutionís ban on being tried for the same offense. The outcome could have a spillover effect on the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

The justices are taking up an appeal Thursday from federal prison inmate Terance Gamble. He was prosecuted separately by Alabama and the federal government for having a gun after an earlier robbery conviction.

The high court is considering whether to overturn a court-created exception to the Constitutionís double-jeopardy bar that allows state and federal prosecutions for the same crime. The courtís ruling could be relevant if President Donald Trump were to pardon someone implicated in special counsel Robert Muellerís probe and a state wanted to pursue its own charges against that person.

Supreme Court lawyer Tom Goldstein joked at a Washington event before the term began in October that the high court case should be called New York v. Manafort, a reference to former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort. Trump has refused to rule out an eventual pardon for Manafort, who has been convicted of federal financial fraud and conspiracy crimes. Itís by no means certain that the high court ruling will affect future prosecutions.

But Trumpís Justice Department is urging the court not to depart from what it says is an unbroken line of cases reaching back nearly 170 years in favor of allowing prosecutions by state and federal authorities. Thirty-six states that include Republican-led Texas and Democratic-led New York are on the administrationís side, as are advocates for Native American women who worry that a decision for Gamble would make it harder to prosecute domestic and sexual violence crimes.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 09:13 AM

1. I think this is overblown

The crimes people are being charged with at State and Federal levels are different crimes all together in regards to Russia.

If there were some singular crime individual members of the Trump Crime Family were guilty of this might help them, but these people committed a laundry list of state and federal crimes. Not going to help them.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 09:24 AM

2. Federal tax evasion and state tax evasion are different crimes and would not be affected by any such

ruling.

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Response to Nevilledog (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 10:20 AM

4. +1

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