Watada Beats the Government

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When the Army judge declared a mistrial over defense objection in 1st Lt. Ehren Watada's court martial yesterday, he probably didn't realize jeopardy attached. That means that under the Double Jeopardy Clause of the Constitution, the government cannot retry Lt. Watada on the same charges of missing movement and conduct unbecoming an officer.

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A mistrial is NOT a not guilty verdict, and the Lt... by Timothy V. Gatto on Thursday, Feb 8, 2007 at 3:19:36 PM
Mr Gatto is correct. A court martial under the UCM... by mrk * on Thursday, Feb 8, 2007 at 8:39:32 PM
Since everyone including the Judge and the Army kn... by jpsmith123 on Thursday, Feb 8, 2007 at 5:41:08 PM
Marjorie Cohn reports in the linked article: "He [... by Tim Riley on Sunday, Feb 11, 2007 at 12:17:37 PM
Now if only when ordered to attack Iran we have en... by Mr M on Monday, Feb 12, 2007 at 12:49:50 AM