Tagged: Fifth Amendment


Taking the Fifth

Cathy McMorris Rodgers is the highest ranking female Republican in Congress. And I thinks she is in BIG trouble.


The Gamble Case

The “separate sovereigns” exception to the double jeopardy clause.


Granting Immunity From Prosecution

So, you want immunity from prosecution, do you? Here’s a helpful guide to how to get it, if you’re, say, a former National Security Advisor.


No Way To Die In California

A judge recently found that California’s death penalty, as it is administered, is cruel and unusual punishment, serving no identifiable purpose. Digging in to the opinion, Burt Likko finds a perverse conflict: an effort to comply with one part of the Constitution leads to a violation of another.


Oyez, Oyez

It’s the first Monday in October. Burt Likko offers a preview of the high points of the Supreme Court’s docket, and some other interesting notes.