Former federal prosecutor and National Review Online Contributing Editor Andrew C. McCarthy is in for Jim. Join Andy and Greg as they break down a Supreme Court ruling on whether double jeopardy protections exist between different systems or “sovereigns” – in this case whether a conviction is allowed in federal court after a verdict was rendered on similar offenses in the Court of Indian Offenses in Arizona. They also parse two rulings on immigration cases that came down on Monday. Finally, Andy also lays into the January 6th committee for being little more than a political performance by not allowing Republicans to choose their own committee members and not permitting cross-examination of witnesses.

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  1. kedavis Coolidge
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    I thought one of the principles of “double jeopardy” was supposed to be not trying someone twice on the same FACTS, not just the same “charge.”

    Which is why, for example, in a murder trial, they’ll have all the possible charges together:  1st degree, 2nd degree, etc.  So the jury can basically pick which one they think is most appropriate.

    Because if they have a trial for 1st degree murder and there is an acquittal, they can’t come back for another trial on 2nd degree murder.  Because it’s the same FACTS, but not the same “charge.”

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  2. kedavis Coolidge
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    Andy McCarthy, besides his other problems, is one of those smart people who can’t count right:  it won’t be 18 months until NEXT month.

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