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Supreme Court double jeopardy case could impact presidential pardon power

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Thursday, 6 December 2018 ()

Supreme Court double jeopardy case could impact presidential pardon powerWashington (CNN)The Supreme Court on Thursday will consider an exception to the Fifth Amendment's ban on prosecuting an individual twice for the same offense in a case that could also possibly impact President Donald Trump's pardon power as it applies to the Robert Mueller probe. Decades ago, the Supreme Court developed an exception to the Fifth Amendment's double jeopardy clause and it is now being asked to rethink precedent. Flynn has given 'substantial assistance' to the special counsel The so-called "separate sovereigns exception" provides that a person can be tried twice for the same offense if the prosecutions occur in state and federal courts....
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