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View Diary: The Italian Courts Overturn Amanda Knox's Acquittal For The Murder Of Meredith Kercher (16 comments)

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  •  The curious thing about the Italian system (2+ / 0-)
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    is that this re-trial is not necessarily based on facts or outcome, but on misgivings regarding procedure during the last appeal.  In that sense, the Corte di Cassazione is not questioning the guilt or innocence of those brought to trial, even though the outcome of this new appeal could be different than that of the last one.  I don't know if the American standard of double jeopardy would apply here.  It's almost as if the Court of Cassation is stating a mistrial.  

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