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Old 12-15-2008, 01:37 AM
Dee Sharp Dee Sharp is offline
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Default Re: Welcome to the Jungle

Until the 20th century there really wasn't federal prosecution and law enforcement in America, but states did manage to work together to maintain order. I know, I know, Fugitive Slave Act and the Civil War, but you get the idea.
I don't know enough of the relevant history, but I think law enforcement was almost entirely a state matter back then. Extradition worked when two states had similar views of a given offense.

There are 108 members of ICC, so somebody must think it's worth a try.
Mao's government signed the Universal Declaration on Human Rights, because the noble words didn't bind his actions. How many countries would stay in the ICC if the court tried to enforce a judgement that conflicted with their culture? Take an easy case. Suppose the ICC wanted Idi Amin? I can't believe the Saudis would have given him up, just as the Taliban weren't about to give up Osama to anyone.
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