Interstate Rendition and International Extradition

Legal Principles, Cases and Issues

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About the Book

Fugitives might flee to another country or state to avoid a trial or an arrest warrant, but because of international extradition treaties, that doesn’t mean they’re shielded from justice. Extradition is the process when a person wanted for criminal activity is given up from one sovereign nation to another sovereign nation, whereas rendition is the proper term used for returning an accused person from one state within the United States to another state. While it may seem to be a simple matter, it has become more complex with the passage of time.
Students of international law–or anyone interested in the extradition process–can expect to learn about the Extradition Clause and Interstate Rendition Clause of the United States Constitution. This book focuses on the different aspects within the clause to provide clear and concise information on how it is best utilized in the United States legal system. Further, numerous court cases are used to exemplify the significance of this clause and how it can and has been applied in various situations. Among the case studies of extradited persons is El Chapo, otherwise known as Joaquín Archivaldo Guzmán Loera, who was extradited from Mexico to the United States in January 2017.

About the Author(s)

James Biser Whisker is professor emeritus from West Virginia University where he taught for over 37 years. He is author or co-author of books on gunsmiths and arms makers and books on clockmakers and silversmiths of Pennsylvania and Maryland. He lives in Everett, Pennsylvania.

Retired central office administrator John R. Coe is an independent businessman. His businesses include an analytical chemistry lab and a restaurant. He is an avid firearm collector of pistols, rifles and muzzle loaders. He lives in Parkersburg, West Virginia.

Bibliographic Details

James Biser Whisker and John R. Coe
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2021
pISBN: 978-1-4766-8685-1
eISBN: 978-1-4766-4404-2
Imprint: McFarland