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Double Jeopardy Clause--Overrule "Separate Sovereigns" Exception?

Whether the Court should overrule the "separate sovereigns" exception to the Double Jeopardy Clause. (United States v. Gamble (11th Cir. 2017) 694 F.App'x 750, cert. granted 6/28/2018 (17-646).) [Editor's Note: In the decision below, the Eleventh Circuit stated that "[t]he Supreme Court has determined that prosecution in federal and state court for the same conduct does not violate the Double Jeopardy Clause because the state and federal governments are separate sovereigns. Abbate v. United States, 359 U.S. 187, 195, 79 S.Ct. 666, 3 L Ed.2d 729 (1959)."]

Updated: 6/28/2018

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