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United States v. Sanford
Citation:429 U.S. 14 (1976)
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Sanford (Respondent) was charged with illegal game hunting in Yellowstone National Park in federal district court. After a jury trial resulted in a hung jury, the district court declared a mistrial. A few months later, the district court granted Sanford’s motion to dismiss the indictment. The appellate court affirmed, concluding the retrying Sanford would result in unconstitutional double jeopardy. The United States appealed.
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