• after frank palko was sentenced to death by the state of connecticut, the supreme court ruled that

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  • his sentence was unconstitutional. In doing so, the Supreme Court overturned Palko’s death penalty and instead gave him a life sentence in prison. This decision was based on the Double Jeopardy Clause of the Fifth Amendment, which states that no one can be tried twice for the same offense. Since Palko had already been convicted of the same offense once, the justices ruled that it was unconstitutional to sentence him to death a second time.

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      Chris Costa

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