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Roger Clemens’ Mistrial: Was It a Good or Bad Thing?

U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton declared a mistrial in the Roger Clemens trial on perjury charges and now we'll have to wait and see if he can even be tried again.

I'm not so sure the mistrial was the best thing for Roger Clemens.  Yes, chances are "double jeopardy" will be attached so he won't be able to be tried again, so that is a good thing for Clemens (no jail time etc,.).  However, without going to trial and proving his innocence, he will never be able to clear his name.

I don't think he would have been able to clear his name no matter the verdict.  A "not guilty" verdict in a trial doesn't necessarily mean the person didn't do what he was charged with, it simply means the jury believed one set of lawyers more than ...

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