"Reconstructing Double Jeopardy: Some Thoughts On the Rodney King Case," 26 Cumb. L. Rev. 1 (1995)
Yesterday I tried to suggest, that in doing Constitutional Law, we must think about the founding vision and also about how that founding vision may have been modified by a reconstruction vision. Yesterday's application of this approach involved freedom of expression and religious liberty. Today I would like to focus on a different application-double jeopardy. The double jeopardy clause of the Fifth Amendment provides that "[n]o person shall ... be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb."
Date of Authorship for this Version
Amar, Akhil Reed, "Reconstructing Double Jeopardy: Some Thoughts On the Rodney King Case" (1995). Faculty Scholarship Series. Paper 985.