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Cert. Stage Amicus Brief -- Blueford v. Arkansas
On December 2, 2011, CAC filed an amicus curiae brief in the Supreme Court arguing that the Double Jeopardy Clause of the Fifth Amendment, applied to the States through the Fourteenth Amendment, does not permit the government to subject a criminal defendant to a second trial for the same serious charges of which a jury has acquitted him, simply because the jury deadlocked on a lesser-included offense. CAC’s involvement in Blueford began in May 2011 at the certiorari stage in the Supreme Court, when we filed a brief in support of Supreme Court review; the Court granted certiorari on October 11, 2011.