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Criminal Procedure Keyed to Ohlin
Palko v. Connecticut
Citation:302 U.S. 319 (1937)
Appellant was indicted in Fairfield County, Conn., for the crime of murder in the first degree. A jury found him guilty of murder in the second degree, and he was sentenced to confinement in the state prison for life. Thereafter, the State of Connecticut gave notice of appeal to the Supreme Court of Errors. Under such appeal, the Supreme Court of Errors reversed the judgment and ordered a new trial. Pursuant to the court’s mandate, defendant was brought to trial again. The defendant made an objection that the effect of the new trial was to place him twice in jeopardy for the same offense, and in so doing to violate the Fourteenth Amendment. Upon the overruling of the objection the trial proceeded. The jury returned a verdict of murder in the first degree, and the court sentenced the defendant to the punishment of death.
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