Docket No. 56970, (Calendar No. 3).

398 Mich. 450 (1976)

247 N.W.2d 866


Supreme Court of Michigan.

Decided December 21, 1976.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Frank J. Kelley, Attorney General, Robert A. Derengoski, Solicitor General, and John J. Rae, Prosecuting Attorney, for the people.

Marx E. Cooper in propria persona.

Amici Curiae:

American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan, by Sheridan V. Holzman, General Counsel.

Michigan Committee for Human Rights, by Gary A. Colbert.


On December 18, 1970, defendant-appellant attempted to rob a bank with the use of bombs in Battle Creek, Michigan. Heroic action by bank and police officials prevented what might otherwise have been a tragic loss of life.

We granted leave in this case to consider whether defendant's trial in state court following his acquittal in Federal court on charges for the same criminal act violated his right to be free from double jeopardy under either...

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