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BLUEFORD v. ARKANSAS

Docket No.: 10-1320
Certiorari Granted: 10/11/11
Argued: February 22, 2012
Decided: 05/24/12

Topics:

Death Penalty, Double Jeopardy, Fifth Amendment, abuse of discretion, capital murder, habeas, habeas corpus, murder

PartyNames: Alex Blueford v. Arkansas
Petitioner: Alex Blueford
Respondent: Arkansas

Court Below: Supreme Court of Arkansas
Citation: 2011 Ark. 8

Alex Blueford
v.
Arkansas
Question Presented:

Whether, if a jury deadlocks on a lesser-included offense, the Double Jeopardy Clause bars reprosecution of a greater offense after a jury announces that it has voted against guilt on the greater offense.

Question:

If a jury deadlocks on a lesser-included offense and expresses unanimous agreement against guilt on a greater offense, does the Double Jeopardy Clause bar re-prosecution of the greater offense?

Note:

voted against guilt on the greater offense.

BLUEFORD v. ARKANSAS
ORAL ARGUMENT

02/22/12

Listen to Oral Argument in BLUEFORD v. ARKANSAS
Holding: AFFIRMED
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