Tag Archives: Fifth Amendment

In an Age of Cooperative Federalism, How Relevant is the Dual Sovereignty Doctrine?

SOGOL GHOMESHI—The Fifth Amendment provides in part that no person shall “be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb.” “The underlying idea, one that is deeply ingrained in at least the Anglo-American system of jurisprudence, is that the State with all its resources and power should not […]

The Silk Road Kingpin and the Legal Implications of His Conviction

BY PAT MCBRIDE — On February 4, 2015, Ross Ulbricht was convicted on seven federal charges ranging from money laundering and hacking to trafficking forged identities and distribution of narcotics. These charges could carry a sentence of up to life in prison. Ulbricht was convicted of being the founder and kingpin of the Silk Road Bazaar—a […]