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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 15, 2008 | From the Associated Press
The lawyer for a Japanese businessman accused of killing his wife in 1981 filed legal papers Thursday insisting that his client was acquitted in Japan of murder and conspiracy and can't be tried in the United States without being placed in double jeopardy. Attorney Mark Geragos filed the papers answering a lengthy prosecution motion on the eve of a major hearing set for this afternoon for Kazuyoshi Miura. A judge is expected to decide whether Miura will be extradited from Saipan to Los Angeles for a murder trial or will be set free to return to his home in Japan.
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NEWS
June 27, 1998 | From Associated Press
The constitutional protection against being tried twice for the same crime does not protect convicted criminals from a second sentencing proceeding in non-capital punishment cases, the Supreme Court ruled Friday. The 5-4 ruling in a case involving California's "three strikes" law makes it easier for states to impose stiffer sentences on repeat criminals.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 13, 1987
True, I am only a man commenting on womens' shoes. This I realize is double jeopardy. After reading Bergquist's comments on the "horrid and mousy look" of downtown Los Angeles women going home after work I can only reply by commenting on what I see. I see a big "beautiful" smile of relief, which keeps my eyes affixed to a pretty smiling face, not white tennis shoes, of these hard-working ladies of Los Angeles. P.S., I've been shopping with my wife who is yet frustrated in her many attempts to find the comfortable shoes described by Bergquist.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 1, 1987
The 4th District Court of Appeal on Tuesday dismissed the felony case against a Newport Beach man accused of causing an accident three years ago in which two people were injured, saying prosecutors had placed him in double jeopardy. Kevin R. Bas had pleaded guilty to misdemeanor counts in connection with the Newport Beach accident: driving on a suspended license and without a license in his possession, making an illegal left turn and failure to yield the right of way.
NEWS
June 17, 1995 | TIM RUTTEN and HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Will they or won't they? One week ago, anybody with a mild interest in O.J. Simpson's double murder trial knew how both sides intended to respond in the not-unlikely event that the number of available jurors fell below 12: The former football star's lawyers repeatedly and forthrightly said they were prepared to proceed, come what may. Dist. Atty. Gil Garcetti insisted that his office would not make a decision until circumstances compelled it. All that clarity is behind us.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 9, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Celebrity attorney Mark Geragos confirmed Saturday that he is representing a Japanese businessman accused of fatally shooting his wife in the 1980s and said his first order of business will be to try to get the charges dismissed on grounds of double jeopardy. Kazuyoshi Miura was convicted of his wife's murder in Japan in 1994, but the conviction was overturned on appeal. Although the original trial was in Japan, Geragos said he believes U.S. law still prevents Miura from being tried again for the same crime.
NEWS
October 21, 1994 | RONALD J. OSTROW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Justice Department Thursday urged the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to reverse a unanimous ruling that bars the government from taking the criminal proceeds of convicted felons on grounds that doing so violates the constitutional guarantee against double jeopardy. In a petition for rehearing filed with the court in Los Angeles, U.S. Atty. Norma M. Manella said that the Sept.
NATIONAL
October 22, 2008 | Kim Murphy
An Army lieutenant who faced court-martial for refusing to fly with his unit to Iraq won a partial reprieve when a federal judge ruled he could not be retried on the most serious charge against him. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Benjamin H. Settle concluded that a new court-martial on the issue of 1st Lt. Ehren Watada's failure to board a plane to Iraq would constitute double jeopardy, after his earlier court-martial ended in a mistrial....
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