Judge denies Roger Clemens' motion to prevent second perjury trial

WASHINGTON

In a hearing Friday in federal cour, Clemens argued that another trial would violate his constitutional protection against facing the same charges twice. He accuses prosecutors of purposefully violating court orders to provoke a mistrial because their case was going badly.

Most legal experts agree that's a tough argument to make because the trial was called off on only the second day of testimony. Prosecutors say they unintentionally showed jurors inadmissible evidence and are asking for another chance to convict the pitching standout.

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