Supreme Court likely to keep double jeopardy exception that permits state and federal prosecutions of same crime

Supreme Court likely to keep double jeopardy exception that permits state and federal prosecutions of same crime

The Supreme Court justices sounded unwilling on Thursday to overturn a long-standing precedent that allows a state and the federal government to prosecute a person for the same crime — despite the constitutional ban on "double jeopardy.”

A lawyer for an Alabama man who was prosecuted in both state...