double jeopardy

Cuomo signs law allowing NY to prosecute despite pardon

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation on Wednesday that will allow the state to prosecute people who have received a presidential pardon for the same offense, which could potentially affect associates of President Donald Trump.

Manafort pleads not guilty in NY to fraud charges

Paul Manafort pleaded not guilty Thursday in New York state's Supreme Court to state fraud charges brought by the Manhattan district attorney's office, the third criminal case he has faced in recent years and one that may trigger a battle on double jeopardy grounds.

Supreme Court: State, federal courts can prosecute same crime

The Supreme Court on Monday said a person can be charged and tried in state and federal court for the same conduct without running afoul to the double jeopardy clause of the US Constitution because state and federal governments are separate sovereigns.