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Ashe v. Swenson
Citation:397 U.S. 436 (1970)
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Six men playing poker were robbed. Petitioner was arrested and tried for robbery of one of the poker players. The jury found the petitioner not guilty of being one of the robbers and he was acquitted. Six weeks later, he was brought to trial again, this time for the robbery of another participant in the poker game. This time the jury found the petitioner guilty and he was sentenced to 35 years in prison.
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