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What is NON BIS IN IDEM

Not twice for the same; that is, a man shall not be twice tried for the same crime. This maxim of the civil law (Code, 9, 2, 9, 11) expresses the same principle as the familiar rule of our law that a mau shall uot be twice “put iu jeopardy” for the same offense.

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