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Supreme Court reaffirms precedent that allows state and federal prosecutions for the same offense

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Monday reaffirmed the long-established precedent that allows both state and federal authorities to prosecute a person for the same offense, a ruling that has implications for President Donald Trump’s pardon powers. The 7-2 ruling rejected arguments that allowing subsequent prosecutions violates the double jeopardy clause in the Bill of Rights, ...