Kidnapping Suspects Abroad

The subcommittee examined the implications of a recent Supreme Court decision that upheld a 1989 opinion of the Justice Department that… read more

The subcommittee examined the implications of a recent Supreme Court decision that upheld a 1989 opinion of the Justice Department that affirmed the right of the FBI and DEA to kidnap suspects from foreign soil who were wanted for federal crimes in the U.S. The Supreme Court ruled that a kidnapped Mexican could be tried in U.S. courts even though the kidnapping ignored the procedures of the U.S.-Mexico extradition treaty. The subcommittee focused on the legality of this action in three areas: whether the President or Attorney General is Constitutionally empowered to order illegal acts abroad, the implications of kidnapping on foreign cooperation against drugs, and terrorism and possible legislative limits on kidnappings. close

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Program ID:
26709-1
Category:
House Committee
Format:
House Committee
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jun 22, 1992
Last Aired:
Jun 28, 1992

Airing Details

  • Jun 22, 1992 | 9:30am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jun 22, 1992 | 8:57pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jun 22, 1992 | 11:35pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 28, 1992 | 2:44am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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