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Ker v. Illinois

supreme court case project
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Gianna Solis

on 10 January 2013

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Transcript of Ker v. Illinois

Ker v. Illinois What is Ker v. Illinois about? Facts QUIZ!!!!!!!!!!! What was the name of my case? Court membership Chief Justice: Pinkerton Detective Agency Fredrick Ker Associate judges: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Who was the chief justice? What was the name of the detective? Where did Fredrick Ker fled to ? Why did it go to the supreme court When did it take place When was the date of argue When was the case argued? Ker v. Illinois is a U.S. Supreme Court case. It held that a fugitive kidnapped from abroad could not claim any violation of the Constitution, laws or treaties of the United States. The incident that led to this decision involved Pinkerton Detective Agency agent, Henry Julian, was hired by the federal government to collect a larcenist, Fredrick Ker, who fled to Peru. Although Julian had the necessary extradition papers-the two governments had negotiated an extradition treaty a decade earlier-he found that there was no official to meet his request due to the recent Chilean military occupation of Lima. Rather than return home empty-handed, Julian kidnapped the fugitive, with assistance from Chilean forces, and placed him on a U.S. vessel heading back to the United States. Extradition treaty Henry Julian Where did it take place When was the date of decision
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