Penn State International Law Review


Rita Patel

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"Shocking and unconscionable" is what a Quebec appellate judge has called a Michigan minimum sentencing law. The Quebec appellate court in United States v. Jamieson has declared that an American working at a restaurant in Quebec will not be extradited because extraditing the American would violate the tenets of Canada's Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Faced with a similar situation in Mexico, although the suspect in question was not American, United States officials kidnapped a Mexican national.