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Criminal – Double Jeopardy – Carjacking – Firearms (access required)

Where the government seeks to have two defendants sentenced under both the federal carjacking statute, 18 U.S.C. § 2119 and a firearms statute, 18 U.S.C. § 924(c), this dual sentencing violates the prohibition against double jeopardy because Congress did not clearly express an intention to impose cumulative punishments under the carjacking statute and ...

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