West Headnote of the Day – January 21, 2010

January 21, 2010

West's Key 228 Judgment
West's Key 228XIV Conclusiveness of Adjudication
West's Key 228XIV(D) Judgments in Particular Classes of Actions and Proceedings
West's Key 228k751 k. Criminal Prosecutions.

Rule of collateral estoppel in criminal cases is not to be applied with hypertechnical and archaic approach of a 19th century pleading book, but with realism and rationality.
Ashe v. Swenson, 90 S. Ct. 1189 (1970)

Suggested by Jill Bergquist, Principal Attorney Editor, West

228 Judgment