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Evans v. Michigan

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11-1327 Mich. Nov 6, 2012
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Feb 20, 2013 8-1 Sotomayor OT 2012
 
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Holding: The Double Jeopardy Clause bars retrial following a court-directed acquittal, even if the acquittal was erroneous.

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Judgment: Reversed, 8-1, in an opinion by Justice Sotomayor on February 20, 2013. Justice Alito filed a dissenting opinion.

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Holding: The Double Jeopardy Clause bars retrial following a court-directed acquittal, even if the acquittal was erroneous.   JudgmentReversed, 8-1, in an opinion by Justice Sotomayor on February 20, 2013. Justice Alito filed a dissenting opinion.
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