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United States v. Halper

Docket No.: 87-1383
Argued: January 17, 1989
Decided: May 15, 1989

Topics:

Double Jeopardy, Criminal Procedure, Double Jeopardy, Fifth Amendment, Sixth Amendment, Civil Procedure, Double Jeopardy, Medicare

PartyNames: UNITED STATES, Appellant v. Irwin HALPER.
Petitioner: UNITED STATES, Appellant
Respondent: Irwin HALPER.

Supreme Court Docket

UNITED STATES, Appellant
v.
Irwin HALPER.
490 U.S. 435 (1989)
Other Citations: (109 S.Ct. 1892, 104 L.Ed.2d 487)
Question:

Where the penalty authorized under the False Claims Act is "entirely unrelated" to the damages actually suffered by the government, does imposition of the penalty amount to a "punishment" governed by the Double Jeopardy Clause of the 5th Amendment?

United States v. Halper
ORAL ARGUMENT

January 17, 1989

Holding: vacated and remanded
Decision: Decision: 9 votes for Halper, 0 vote(s) against
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