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Tag: 5th amendment

CurriervVirginiaDecision
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Currier v. Virginia (Decided June 22, 2018)

Double Jeopardy (5th Amendment) does not prohibit the second trial against Currier because Currier agreed to split his case into two trials.

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Miranda v Arizona
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Miranda v. Arizona (Decided June 13, 1966)

Individuals in police custody must be told their 5th Amendment rights before interrogation, or the evidence is not valid in court.

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Currier v. Virginia (Argument February 20, 2018)

Can Currier be convicted of firearm possession if a different jury decided he wasn’t involved?

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The law for criminal deportation: is it too vague?

The Immigration and Nationality Act says foreign residents who serve time twice for a “crime of violence” can be deported. Is the definition of “crime of violence” well enough defined, or does it violate the Constitution? 

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