Friday, February 16, 2007

Army Master Sgt. Timothy B. Hennis

"... the military can prosecute Hennis because the U.S. Supreme Court has long held that the state and federal governments are separate entities for the purposes of double jeopardy.

A not guilty verdict in the state system does not protect someone from prosecution in a federal or military court.

The Army called Hennis out of retirement to face the charges in the military court system. He returned to duty at Fort Bragg on Oct. 30 and was charged Nov. 9."

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