Argumentative Essay On Double Jeopardy

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The movie Double Jeopardy is a Hollywood film about the story of a woman who was tried and convicted for the murder of her husband. The husband however, had staged his own death, so when the wife, Libby, is released on probation she plans to kill him because she supposedly would not be able to be convicted again. This is not how the case would play out in the real criminal justice system. In actuality, Libby would be tried and reconvicted for the murder because these are two distinctly different crimes. There has been much precedence set by the Supreme Court related to the Double Jeopardy clause in the Fifth Amendment and multiple of the policies set forth by these decisions prevent the plot of this movie from being plausible.
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