Re: Outlawing drug speech - EEK!

From: phil osborn (
Date: Fri Feb 11 2000 - 23:26:13 MST

>From: "Robert J. Bradbury" <>>Subject: Re: Outlawing
>drug speech - EEK!
>Date: Sat, 5 Feb 2000 22:59:45 -0800 (PST)>
>On Sat, 5 Feb 2000, phil osborn wrote:
> >
> > but if you do something in a foreign country that it legal there, but
> > illegal in the U.S., or in your home state, you can be prosecuted when
> > you get back, as in the U.S. companies that payed the expected foreign
> > backsheesh and then got prosecuted.
>As I recall, didn't this require the enactment of some special "laws"?
>Then the question becomes how far those laws extend. For example
>are their any cases of U.S. citizens being prosecuted for smoking pot
>in Amsterdam or going to Australia to visit a "legal" prostitute?
>I doubt they can be prosecuted under state or city ordinances, it
>would seem that these laws would have to be at the federal level.
>I believe in the cases you cite Phil, the obivious solution
>is to give up your U.S. citizenship before you get adventurous.
>Legally it would seem they would be on very swampy ground trying to
>prosecute the activities of non-citizen in foreign lands.

Did you have any other countries to suggest? Altho, I note that on various
occasions, the U.S. Navy and/or Coast Guard has had no qualms about
stopping, searching, seizing, arresting, etc., non-U.S. nationals on the
high seas, or in foreign countries, as in Noriega, even when there is no
solid proof that a crime was being committed involving the U.S. - as in drug
shipment seizures a hundred miles or more off the U.S. coast.
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