One of the fundamental rights of all Americans is the expectation that one cannot be retried once they are found to be not guilty. Freedom from being placed in “Double Jeopardy” insures that our citizens can move forward with their lives once their innocence has been established. However, it appears that Italian prosecutors have no such restrictions. Despite the fact that the evidence against Amanda Knox was previously found to be insufficient, Italian prosecutors have convicted her, in absentia, which will set off yet another round of appeals.
Common sense suggests it is fundamentally inappropriate to re-litigate this case. The American concept of due process suggests that it is fundamentally unfair to do so.