Double Jeopardy, Sanctuary Cities, and the Kate Steinle Case

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Statue at U.S. Supreme Court. Photo by Lorie Schaull via Flickr

The feds want to prosecute José Garcia Zarate after he was already acquitted in a California court on a murder charge in the Steinle shooting, to underline their hardline immigration policies. But the Court, which is considering another case involving Fifth Amendment protections against double jeopardy, may have the ultimate say . . .

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