August 15, 2002
Appeal for help

OK, I give up. I'm appealing to all the lawyers who read this site. Please take a look at this Salon article about Ira Einhorn and explain to me why exactly the law that Pennsylvania passed in which "any American fugitive caught in a country where extradition is denied on account of a previous in-absentia conviction may, when returned to the United States, be guaranteed a new trial" is such a human rights travesty. I just don't get it. Thanks!

Posted by Charles Kuffner on August 15, 2002 to Crime and Punishment