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United States v. Sanford
United States Supreme Court
429 U.S. 14 (1976)
Sanford and others (defendants) were tried for illegal hunting. The trial judge declared a mistrial due to a hung jury. Before the retrial, the defendants made a motion to dismiss. The district court granted the motion dismissing the indictment, and the prosecution appealed. The dismissal was affirmed, and the appellate court found that retrying the defendants would violate the Double Jeopardy Clause. The prosecution petitioned the United States Supreme Court for certiorari.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Per curiam)
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