Double jeopardy and collateral estoppel

Yeager v. United States will be argued Monday at the Supreme Court.

Under the doctrine of collateral estoppel, a prior court’s decision on
an issue necessary to its judgment can preclude relitigation of that
same issue in a future case.  The Supreme Court held in
Ashe v. Swenson (1970)
that criminal defendants may invoke that doctrine as part of the
protections accorded to them by the Fifth Amendment’s Double Jeopardy
Clause.  On Monday, March 23, 2009, in
Yeager v. United States,
No. 08-67, the Court will consider whether collateral estoppel bars
retrial of a defendant who was acquitted by a jury on some counts when
that same jury failed to reach a verdict on other, factually related,
counts in the indictment. 

Here is SCOTUSBlog's preview.

Here is the SCOTUSWiki page of relevant filings.

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