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Does Double Jeopardy attach without a formal verdict?

Sometime jury members can’t come to an agreement in criminal cases. But when jurors are prepared to acquit a defendant on the most serious charges in a case, but are deadlocked on the lesser included charges, can a defendant be retried or has jeopardy attached? That was the question confronting the justices of the U.S. Supreme ...