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Why did double jeopardy become a law?

First off, it's not a law; it's a constitutional right for all Americans. It is embedded in the 5th Amendment to the United States Constitution. It was adopted at the Philadel (MORE)

What is a daily double on Jeopardy?

When you uncover the Jeopardy spot in a category instead of a question or clue it says Daily double and you can wager from $5 up to your current total on the question that wil (MORE)

What does double jeopardy mean?

Answer   The act of putting a person through a second trial for an offense for which he or she has already been prosecuted or convicted.     Essentially this mean (MORE)

What amendment deals with double jeopardy law?

The fifth "No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the (MORE)

What is a sentence using double jeopardy?

Because he had been acquitted of the murder, the rule of double jeopardy meant he could not be tried again for the crime. Expecting that double jeopardy would apply, the burgl (MORE)

What is Double Jeopardy and how is it used in murder cases?

Double-Jeopardy is the act of jeopardizing a person's life, limb, or liberty twice for the same offense, when the Defendant has been found not guilty or the case is otherwise (MORE)

When did double jeopardy become a law?

The Bill of Rights includes the Fifth Amendment which includes the double jeopardy clause. The Bill of Rights was brought into effect in 1791.
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