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Kyle Rittenhouse has been found not guilty of Wisconsin state criminal charges. Is there any federal law that he violated?

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    These questions are not particularly closely related. Can you ask them separately?
    – phoog
    Nov 27, 2021 at 18:27
  • @phoog one question removed
    – gatorback
    Nov 27, 2021 at 23:02
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    There are so many Federal laws, no one is ever "out of the woods". You're probably breaking more than one right now.
    – Ryan_L
    Nov 27, 2021 at 23:38
  • Consider that he killed two people. For most people, being responsible for the death of two people will cause them mental suffering for the rest of their life.
    – gnasher729
    Dec 4, 2021 at 18:27

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Double jeopardy does not bar him from facing federal charges, although U.S. Justice Department policy reserves such prosecutions for exceptional cases. Also, it depends to some extent upon whether there is a suitable federal crime that fits the conduct.

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  • "It depends to some extent upon whether there is a suitable federal crime that fits the conduct." I hope you arent implying a federal prosecutor would bring a case where there wasnt a suitable federal crime that fits the conduct.
    – Matt
    Dec 4, 2021 at 16:11
  • it also doesn't stop his home state from filing suit for crimes he might have committed there.
    – Trish
    Dec 4, 2021 at 16:24

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