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Diamond jackson and nick collins

  1. 1. Diamond Jackson, Nick Collins, &Thomas Ford Mrs. Washington Gov’t 5th Period Jan.31,2013
  2. 2. Benton v. Maryland
  3. 3. WHO ?? Maryland is the Plaintiff. Benton is the Defendant.
  4. 4. WHAT ?? He was tried in a Maryland state court for burglary and larceny. He was convicted of burglary & sentenced 10 years. The juries had been selected under an invalid constitutional provision, which remanded the case He got charged again with the same case which is called “Double Jeopardy”.
  5. 5. WHEN ?? Argued in December 12, 1968 Reargued in March 24, 1969 Decided in June 23, 1969
  6. 6. WHERE?? The case took place in a Maryland Courthouse
  7. 7. WHY ?? The Court of Maryland had made an mistake for charging Benton for the same crime twice.
  8. 8. WHAT ?? On retrial, he was found guilty of both offenses, and concurrently sentenced to 15 years for burglary and 5 years for larceny. The appellate court ruled against petitioner on the double jeopardy issue and affirmed. It wasn’t any other cases involved.
  9. 9. OUTCOME & OPINIONS !! Nick thinks : I think that double jeopardy is stupid ! Diamond thinks : I think it was wrong for trying 2 charge in for the same crime Thomas : ------------------
  10. 10. HYPERLINKS !! <http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/6 %3chttp://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/html/histo

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