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As January 6 Committee Seeks a Prosecution of Trump, the Issue of Double Jeopardy Emerges in Sharp Relief

Can a president who was acquitted — declared ‘not guilty’ — by the Senate be tried again in any court?

Members of the House select committee investigating the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol on June 9, 2022.

Members of the House select committee investigating the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol on June 9, 2022. AP/J. Scott Applewhite

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A.R. HOFFMAN

Sunday, June 12, 2022

10:55:38 pm

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A.R. HOFFMAN

Mr. Hoffman is a reporter and assistant editor of the Sun, where he covers politics and culture. He holds a PhD from Harvard and a law degree from Stanford, and is a 2021-2022 Journalism Fellow at the Hartman Institute. He is an adjunct assistant professor at New York University's School of Liberal Studies.

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