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Old 01-29-2003, 12:43 PM
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CONSTITUTIONAL LAW, CRIMINAL LAW & PROCEDURE, SENTENCING

SATTAZAHN v. PENNSYLVANIA, No. 01-7574 (U.S.S.C. January 14, 2003)
There was no Double Jeopardy bar to the state of Pennsylvania's
seeking the death penalty on re-trial, where a defendant convicted
of murder and sentenced to life succeeded in having his conviction
set aside on appeal.

To read the full text of this opinion, go to:
http://laws.lp.findlaw.com/us/000/017574.html


CRIMINAL LAW & PROCEDURE

US v. RECIO, No. 01-1184 (U.S.S.C. January 21, 2003)
A conspiracy does not automatically terminate simply because the
government has defeated its object, thus the Ninth Circuit erred in
finding that a conspiracy ends through "defeat" when the government
intervenes, making the conspiracy goal impossible to meet, even if
the conspirators do not know of the government's intervention.

To read the full text of this opinion, go to:
http://laws.lp.findlaw.com/us/000/011184.html
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