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If Roger Stone is pardoned for crimes involving lying, can he tell the same lies under oath in the future? [duplicate]

After being convicted of lying to Congress or the FBI and later pardoned for those crimes, can a person (e.g., Roger Stone) be charged with perjury if he tells the same lies under oath as a witness at ...
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When is a trial considered to have happened vis-a-vis double jeopardy?

When is a trial considered to have happened vis-a-vis double jeopardy? In other words, at one point is a person considered to be tried for an offense and cannot be tried again? At the arraignment or ...
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What is the maximum number of times someone could be tried for a single crime in the USA?

So I know that, despite double jeopardy, it's possible to be tried twice for the same crime, by the state and the federal goverment. Purely as an act of curiosity I'm wondering how many times one ...
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How could a mistrial trigger double jeopardy in the O.J. Simpson murder trial?

The People v. O.J. Simpson is a series telling how this famous trial went. In the 9th episode, after Judge Lance Ito states that another judge should determine if the case can remain before this ...
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Why does double jeopardy apply even when the acquittal was due to insufficiency of evidence?

In the United States, the Double Jeopardy Clause of the U.S. constitution has been held to prohibit retrying a person for a crime they were previously acquitted of, even if the acquittal was merely ...
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Is the interpretation of Double Jeopardy realistic in the movie Fracture?

Related question Based on a discussion in this comment thread. In the movie Fracture, a man shoots his wife. She ends up in a coma. Meanwhile, the man gets charged with attempted murder. Due to a ...
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Can someone get protection under Double Jeopardy for a crime by arranging to be put on trial with fake evidence that is then disproven?

Lets say I just killed Bob (I'm doing a lot of that today). The police suspect me but currently have little evidence that I killed Bob. However, I haven't hidden the murder weapon and body well and ...
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If I've been prosecuted for a crime by another country can the US prosecute me for the same crime afterwards?

Lets say that I commit a crime in which the USA and another country both have jurisdiction. As an example I, a US citizen, kill Bob, a citizen of country X, while we're located in Antartica. ...
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Are charges subject to Double jeopardy if they have been pleaded out of?

Person C was charged with crimes A and B. Person C pled guilty to crime A, as part of a plea bargain with prosecution, in exchange for dropping charges on crime B. Executive branch (state or federal, ...
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Can “Double Jeopardy” be a loophole for murder?

Hypothetical facts: A is tried and acquitted for the murder of B. B was only presumed dead was actually alive. After being acquitted for Bs murder, A actually murders B. A is later arrested and tried ...