Double Jeopardy Movie Analysis

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Summary Nick Parsons (Bruce Greenwood) and his wife Elizabeth (Ashley Judd), known as Libby, wealthy residents of Whidbey Island, Washington, borrow a friend's yacht and set off sailing for the weekend. After a session of love making, Libby falls asleep. She wakes to find her husband missing and blood all over her hands, clothes, legs, and the boat's floors. A Coast Guard vessel appears and Libby is spotted holding a bloody knife she found lying on the deck. She is arrested, humiliated in the media, tried, and convicted of her husband's murder. Libby asks her best friend, Angela Green (Annabeth Gish), to look after her 4-year-old son, Matty (Benjamin Weir), for the duration of her prison sentence. On a phone call with Matty from prison, Libby hears a door open in the background, then Matty exclaims, "Daddy!" right before the line goes dead. Libby realizes that Nick possibly faked his death and framed her, leaving their son as the sole beneficiary of his life insurance policy, as people convicted for murder are not allowed to collect the life insurance on their victims. After attempting (unsuccessfully) to get investigative help, she is told by a fellow inmate named Margaret (Roma Maffia) that if she were to get…show more content…
And for that, I agree with this law. But what I am afraid of is the other implications of this law. It could be interpreted in a wide scope. I could not foretell what other circumstances this law may favor convicts, and so suggest another law that may counteract this Double Jeopardy law. This is a downside to laws. Article III, Section XXII states that only those laws favoring the accused could be implemented. So someone who gains positive implications of this Double Jeopardy law could not be chased by the court to answer again, if the convicted gains positively from the situation. This is comforting for me if I were a convict but scary if I would look at it as a justice

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