'Junior' Gotti's 4th mob mistrial may be his last

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    'Junior' Gotti's 4th mob mistrial may be his last - Yahoo! News

    So "Junior" goes 4-0 against The U.S. Government. The end of the article makes a good point however, how many times should they bring the same case forth over and over?

    Should there be laws against the number of times the Government can go after someone for a charge that keeps resulting in a hung jury?

    Thoughts?
     
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    I am more curious as to why we really need to know the status of the jury's genitals.

    I don't care if they are well hung, nor do I feel it to be applicable.
     
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    Why am I not surprised you were the one who pointed that out Xo? :lol:
     
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    The way I see it, four hung juries makes a strong case for reasonable doubt.

    I know of situations here in Mississippi in the smaller counties where one major criminal prosecution can bankrupt the whole county. These prosecutors have way to much funding.
     
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    There is. The Due Process Clause of the 14th AM applies. I did research on this many years ago and the most trials I saw were 4. As a hung jury is not a double jeopardy concern, the Due Process Clause is alive. This time his lawyers will have a VERY strong basis for preventing another.
     

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