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Opinions – Maryland Court of Appeals: 10/31/11

Criminal Law Double jeopardy BOTTOM LINE: Manifest necessity did not exist where the trial judge, on the basis of information known by the judge prior to trial, declared a mistrial at the conclusion of all of the evidence in a bench trial, and, therefore retrial of defendant was barred by the Double Jeopardy clause. CASE: Mansfield v. State, ...

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