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  • Justice Elena Kagan noted that when a judge errs in instructing jurors before they deliberate, the government may not appeal if the defendant is found not guilty. (Associated Press)

    Supreme Court may bar certain retrials

    The Supreme Court appeared inclined Tuesday to rule that a criminal defendant cannot be tried again after a judge acquits him midway through a trial, even if the judge bases his decision on a legal error.

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