[Vision2020] Your Own Private Crime Spree

Dan Carscallen predator75 at moscow.com
Tue May 10 15:01:19 PDT 2005

where's this 50 square miles and how do I get my dirt bike there?

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[mailto:vision2020-bounces at moscow.com] On Behalf Of Joan Opyr
Sent: Tuesday, May 10, 2005 2:53 PM
To: David M. Budge
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Subject: Re: [Vision2020] Your Own Private Crime Spree

Close the loophole? Are you nuts?! That's why we live here!

Yours sincerely,
Auntie "Ma Barker" Establishment

On May 10, 2005, at 8:41 AM, David M. Budge wrote:

Want to Commit a Crime?
May 10th, 2005 

Go to Idaho.

>From the Social Science Research Network:

This article argues that there is a 50-square-mile swath of Idaho in
which one can commit felonies with impunity. This is because of the
intersection of a poorly drafted statute with a clear but neglected
constitutional provision: the Sixth Amendment’s Vicinage Clause.
Although lesser criminal charges and civil liability still loom, the
remaining possibility of criminals going free over a needless technical
failure by Congress is difficult to stomach. No criminal defendant has
ever broached the subject, let alone faced the numerous (though
unconvincing) counterarguments. This shows that vicinage is not taken
seriously by lawyers or judges. Still, Congress should close the Idaho
loophole, not pretend it does not exist.

So have at ‘er. But you should download the paper. You’ll need it for
your defense.
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