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United States v. Sanford
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Respondents were indicted for illegal game hunting in Yellowstone National Park. A jury trial in the United States District court for the District of Montana resulted in a hung jury, and the District Court declared a mistrial. Four months later, while the Government was preparing to retry them, respondents moved to dismiss the indictment. The District Court dismissed it. The Government’s appeal was dismissed by the Court of Appeals.
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