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US v. BEST, 01-4321

A defendant seized by the Coast Guard beyond U.S. territorial waters, aboard a Brazilian vessel, may be tried in federal court for violation of U.S. immigration laws, even where the government did not secure Brazil's consent to intercept the vessel and seize defendant.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 09/18/2002
  • Published 09/18/2002


  • FUENTES, Circuit Judge., Before AMBRO, FUENTES, and GARTH, Circuit Judges.


  • United States Third Circuit


  • For Appellant:
  • David L. Atkinson, United States Attorney, Sarah L. Weyler (argued), Assistant United States Attorney, Office of United States Attorney, Charlotte Amalie, for Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • David J. Comeaux (argued), Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, St. Thomas, for Appellee.
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