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ACLU to Holder: Forget about it!
Posted By -NO AUTHOR- On 07/21/2013 @ 3:46 pm In Politics,U.S. | No Comments
(Breitbart) In a letter from the ACLU to Attorney General Eric Holder:
We are writing to clearly state the ACLU’s position on whether or not the Department of Justice (DOJ) should consider bringing federal civil rights or hate crimes charges as a result of the state court acquittal in the George Zimmerman case. Even though the Supreme Court permits a federal prosecution following a state prosecution, the ACLU believes the Double Jeopardy Clause of the Constitution protects someone from being prosecuted in another court for charges arising from the same transaction. A jury found Zimmerman not guilty, and that should be the end of the criminal case.
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