Damian McElrath, Petitioner v. Georgia

  1. February 21, 2024

    Justices Reject Ga.'s Bid To Retry Man Acquitted Of Murder

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday blocked Georgia's attempt to again prosecute an accused murderer whose trial ended in contradictory verdicts, finding that "an acquittal is an acquittal" regardless of a simultaneous guilty verdict for the same offense.

  2. November 28, 2023

    Justices Wary Of Ga. Retrial Law: 'An Acquittal Is An Acquittal'

    The U.S. Supreme Court seemed dubious Tuesday that a Georgia law allowing for the re-prosecution of all criminal charges in certain cases with contradictory jury verdicts, including partial acquittals, passes constitutional muster, bombarding the state's solicitor general with questions on how the law fits into the nation's tradition of respecting jury verdicts.

  3. November 22, 2023

    Up Next At High Court: SEC Courts, Repeat Offender Sentences

    The U.S. Supreme Court returns Monday from a long holiday weekend to hear arguments over the proper standard to apply when sentencing a repeat felony offender under the Armed Career Criminal Act and the constitutionality of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's in-house courts system.

  4. October 20, 2023

    Ga. DAs Tell Justices 'Repugnant Verdicts' Don't Bar Retrial

    A Georgia prosecutors association said the U.S. Supreme Court should affirm a ruling that double jeopardy doesn't prevent the retrial of a man accused of killing his adoptive mother after conflicting verdicts found him not guilty of malice murder by reason of insanity yet guilty of felony murder but mentally ill.

  5. June 30, 2023

    Justices To Weigh Double Jeopardy In 'Repugnant' Verdicts

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear a Georgia case that asks whether double jeopardy applies where a jury delivered conflicting verdicts against a man accused of fatally stabbing his adoptive mother in 2012, finding him not guilty on one count of murder and guilty on another murder charge.

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