Double Jeopardy has been altered.
The supporting opinion, by Chief Justice Roberts, says:
"The jury in this case did not convict Blueford of any offense, but it
did not acquit him of any either,"... "When the jury was unable to reach a verdict, the trial court properly
declared a mistrial and discharged the jury. As a consequence, the
Double Jeopardy Clause does not stand in the way of a second trial on
the same offenses."
The dissenting opinion was:
"At its core, the
Double Jeopardy Clause reflects the wisdom of the founding generation
... that one acquittal or conviction should satisfy the law," she wrote
in a dissenting opinion.
added, "This case demonstrates that the threat to individual freedom
from reprosecutions that favor states and unfairly rescue them from weak
cases has not waned with time. Only this court's vigilance has."
Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Elena Kagan joined the dissent.
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