In Bullington v. Missouri the Supreme Court marked a significant departure from previous principles of double jeopardy. The Court, for the first time, applied the Double Jeopardy clause to a criminal sentence. By prohibiting the state from seeking the death penalty at retrial, the case also casts important implications on capital punishment.
Keating, Patrick J.
"Fifth Amendment, Double Jeopardy in Capital Sentencing, Bullington v. Missouri,"
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