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Lew Rockwell.com: Double Jeopardy

Lew Rockwell.com: Double Jeopardy

Double Jeopardy
By Andrew P. Napolitano
July 18, 2013

While the country processes the racial politics-inspired prosecution of George Zimmerman, which came to a conclusion last week, and as the calls to try him in federal court for the same events for which he was acquitted in a state court become louder each day, a case in upstate New York is making its way through the system that profoundly reveals the antipathy to the Constitution displayed by some prosecutors in the U.S. Department of Justice and may give Zimmerman a foretaste of things to come.

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Prosecutors Admit Liking Double Jeopardy

In the late 90's I recall reading an article in California Lawyer, the state bar's membership publication. The "journalist" who interviewed several DA's and deputy DA's about the new three-strikes law reported that they (anonymously) said that they liked it because:

1. They could punish people again for what they did before.
2. That penalties for crimes had been raised since the first trial, and they liked the chance to impose a bigger sentence for the prior crime.

The "journalist" did not even call them to task for this and ask the obvious: how do you justify this given your oath of office and the constitutional ban on double jeopardy and ex post facto laws?

It made me so mad, I sent a letter which they published, taking them to task for shoddy journalism. I cited my credentials as a legal assistant with an 8th grade education in American government--any of us should have been able to point out what was wrong with three strikes as applied by these criminal prosecutors. And any journalist for a bar publication should have jumped on the real story.

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The Good Judge stands for the 4th and 5th again

so Judge Napolitano, Thank you. Thank you, elmavini for posting this, as well, the Bill of Rights shall always be honored in our hearts. *(Especially when not honored by our government.)

"Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern." ~~C.S. Lewis
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15