Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Richard Tinsman, by appointment of the Court, 371 U.S. 884, argued the cause and filed a brief for petitioner.
Assistant Deputy Attorney General Geoghegan argued the cause for the United States. On the brief were Solicitor General Cox, Assistant Attorney General Miller and Beatrice Rosenberg.
Supreme Court of United States.
MR. JUSTICE DOUGLAS delivered the opinion of the Court.
This case, involving a federal prosecution for stealing from the mail and forging and uttering checks so stolen, presents a question under the Double Jeopardy Clause of the Fifth Amendment—". . . nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb . . . ." Petitioner and three others were charged in an indictment containing eight counts. The codefendants pleaded...
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