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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #28)

Wed May 15, 2019, 10:22 AM

36. That is true. But that's another country, not a soverign state of the US

There's a huge difference in law with respect to traveling to another country vs traveling to another state in the union.

The states in the union are subject to federal law and the consistency it enforces.

Countries outside of the US are not. The courts can easily find it is in the interest of the US to prosecute people for actions taken outside the country that the federal government has specifically made illegal. Such as bribery of foreign officials.

Abortion is currently legal in the US. There are NO federal laws prohibiting it when it is consistent with Roe. To allow one state to say an action that is currently legal under US statutes may be prosecuted by that state where it is illegal, even when the action was legally taken in another state goes against the idea of federalism. Why shouldn't prosecutors in all states who are against abortion then begin to file cases in GA to prosecute. That makes no sense. Neither does the GA law.

Further, since a peculiar GA statute is not enforceable in another state, GA may not prosecute you if the action didn't take place in the GA jurisdiction. If GA passes a law that says houses may not be painted blue and you and Jimmy Carter sit in GA and plan to go to FL to paint a house blue for Habitat for Hummanity, GA cannot prosecute you for that when you actually do it. To allow states such capricious authority would be to tear down the whole idea of federalism. It would be a return to Articles of Confederacy.

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