Unformatted text preview: civil tort. In the Armington v. Jennings case, Armington was charged and convicted for armed robbery and assault and battery. Well Jennings can now go into civil court and file suit, then a second prosecution in a federal court under the federal staute such as civil rights violation or a malicious intent. So in all actuality Armington is not being charged twice for the crime they are just using the same crime as a bases for the defense. Other cases that have proven that Armington is incorrect would be...
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- Spring '11
- Civil Rights, civil rights violation, O.J. Simpson case