Quote Originally Posted by paulxu View Post
It may be possible for the government to appeal a civil case based on a "point of law" if the case doesn't go their way.

In a criminal trial, if the jury returns a "not guilty" verdict, there can not be an appeal by the government (double jeopardy).

(one strange situation is I think if the jury says "guilty"...and the judge overrules them on his own accord...it may be possible for the govnt to appeal. But no appeal is allowed on a "not guilty" jury verdict.)
well, I'm certainly not a lawyer...so I stand corrected.