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lamajama:
A mis-trial has been declared in the Roger Clemens trial

http://tsn.ca/mlb/story/?id=371713

Two scenarios:

#1 - Prosecutors were looking for a way out and threw the game

#2 - They are incredible idiots.

I vote for 90% #1 and 10% #2

BlueWhiteBlood:
I vote #1 as well.

Derk:
Interesting. On the radio, Stellick paraphrased the judge as saying this is something that is beneath first year law students. A couple people have already suggested conspiracy theories and whether or not double jeopardy would come into play here.

Interesting times ahead.

Damian:
Is double jeopardy valid with a mistrial? I though it was only once the case has been seen through...

bustaheims:

--- Quote from: Damian on July 14, 2011, 01:45:07 PM ---Is double jeopardy valid with a mistrial? I though it was only once the case has been seen through...

--- End quote ---

I don't believe it is. While you can't be tried twice for the same action, I'm pretty sure the first trial has to reach a verdict before it can count against that.

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