Supreme Court says person can be charged and tried in state and federal court for same conduct

Source: CNN | June 17, 2019 | Ariane de Vogue

Washington (CNN) – The Supreme Court on Monday said a person can be charged and tried in state and federal court for the same conduct without running afoul to the double jeopardy clause of the US Constitution because state and federal governments are separate sovereigns.

The case has implications for former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, who is facing charges in New York State that are similar to the federal charges for which he has been tried.

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