Updated at 3:16 p.m. ET The double-jeopardy clause of the Constitution says a person can't be prosecuted twice for the same crime. But, in fact, for 170 years, the Supreme Court has said that separate sovereigns — state and federal governments — can do just that, because each sovereign government has separate laws and interests. On Thursday, the court heard arguments in a case that could reverse that longstanding rule. The case garnered lots of attention, because it could have consequences for special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of President Trump and his associates' ties to Russia. But, after arguments, the dual sovereigns rule looked to be safe for now. At the same time, the argument produced an interesting debate among the justices about...
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