Courthouse Steps Decision Teleforum: Gamble v. United States

Courthouse Steps Decision Teleforum: Gamble v. United States

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In Gamble v. United States, Terance Gamble received two sentences and two convictions for the same crime - once under Alabama law and once under federal law due to the doctrine of dual sovereignty. While convicting someone twice for the same crime usually violates the double jeopardy clause of the constitution, the Supreme Court decision in Abbate v. United States declared that because states and the federal government are separate sovereigns, an individual can be prosecuted for the same crime ... Más informaciones

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