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The petitioners are not seeking the veracity of the facts or evidence proving or disapproving them but the decision taken to charge them while excluding other possible suspects, said Ms Kamau.They claim in the court papers that their trial amounts to double prosecution as there exists a similar matter.
Geoffrey Boot MHK, Minister for Environment, Food and Agriculture said the double prosecution and heavy fines sent "a strong, clear message" that the island was serious about protecting its seabed and sustainable fishing.
It added that the double prosecution was "absolutely unnecessary to the ends of justice" and that it, " presents serious issues of due process, double jeopardy, and cruel and unusual punishment."
The court said the dismissal of the case due to demurrer to evidence could no longer be assailed as it may result in a double jeopardy or double prosecution against Neri.
In Abbate, Justice Black also noted that most foreign nations recognize that a prior conviction in one nation generally bars a second trial for the same act in another.(60) Dual sovereignty in effect authorizes precisely what the Fifth Amendment prohibits by allowing the double prosecution of a defendant.
Another consequence of expanding the number of concurrent federal crimes is the effect that double prosecution has on defendants' protection against double jeopardy.
He stated, Implicit in the Court's reliance on "federalism" is the premise that failure to allow double prosecutions would seriously impair law enforcement in both State and Nation.
The protection from double prosecutions for the same act, whether by two sovereigns or one, was embedded in American (and English) culture.