Are there any loopholes for double jeopardy?
Once again, I’m watching Law and Order: SVU and my mother and I got to talking about double jeopardy.
It seems to me that if someone was acquitted in a murder case lacking crucial evidence such as a murder weapon or a body then if that evidence is found, the trial should be re-opened. However, this is not the case. Are there any loopholes that account for such gaps in evidence?