Event Calendar

Thursday, October 7, 2021

Behind Bartkus: a Flamboyant Lawyer, a Vindictive Judge, and the Untold Story of Double Jeopardy's Dual Sovereignty

Start Date: 10/7/2021 12:00 PM EDT
End Date: 10/7/2021 1:00 PM EDT

Venue Name: Zoom Webinar - Live Webcast


Organization Name: Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Contact:
Beth L. Winters
Email: pacdl@pacdl.org
Phone: (717) 234-7403

Behind Bartkus: A Flamboyant Lawyer, a Vindictive Judge, and the Untold Story of Double Jeopardy's Dual Sovereignty
 
Acquitted after three hours of deliberation by a federal jury in a routine bank robbery case, Alfonse Bartkus was tried again for the same crime. This time by an Illinois state jury with an opposite result.  Bartkus was found guilty and given a life sentence. On appeal, the United States Supreme Court held that the State of Illinois was a different government than the United States and so each could prosecute. In 2019, the proposition was upheld in Gamble v. United States. This session will uncover the details of the Bartkus case and what that means for criminal defense counsel. 
  
This webinar is approved for 1.0 substantive, practice, and procedure credit hours by the Pennsylvania CLE Board. PACDL is an accredited distance learning provider in Pennsylvania.

Instructors: Stephen E. Henderson, The University of Oklahoma College of Law and Dean A. Strang, Distringuished Professor in Residence, Loyola University, Chicago School of Law