Legislation in New York to close the double jeopardy “loophole,” which bars state prosecutors from bringing similar charges against individuals pardoned of federal charges by the president of the United States, was reintroduced in the Legislature this week.

The bill is aimed at giving state law enforcement officers, including those in the office of new Attorney General Letitia James, the option to prosecute individuals who receive a presidential pardon before they are tried for federal crimes.

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