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HARRIS V. WASHINGTON, 404 U. S. 55 (1971)
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Harris v. Washington, 404 U.S. 55 (1971)
Harris v. Washington
Decided November 16, 1971
404 U.S. 55
The principle announced in Ashe v. Swenson, 397 U. S. 436, which bars a second criminal trial where the defendant has been acquitted in a previous trial involving the same ultimate factual issue, applies irrespective of whether the jury in the first trial considered all relevant evidence, and irrespective of the State's good faith in bringing successive prosecutions.
Certiorari granted; 78 Wash.2d 894, 480 P.2d 484, reversed.
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