Governor challenges federal government on death penalty.

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    Don't you just love it when a liberal challenges the supremacy of federal laws and no one mentions it?

    Chafee refuses to give suspect to feds | State Government | projo.com | The Providence Journal
     
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    The Constitution overrides State law and explicitly allows the Death Penalty. So it doesnt matter what the Governor thinks. He can't do what he chooses, at least assuming we follow the Constitution.
     
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    You mean no liberal mentions it? Perhaps because they read the entire article. This is more a procedural issue than a ‘challenge.’
    Which will probably be the outcome.
    No one edits copy anymore?
     
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    Really?

    Identify by article section and clause the proviso which allows fedgov to prosecute this offense and imposed the death penalty,

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    14th Amendment for one. It explicitly states that life can be taken with Due Process of law.
     
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    It does not, however, override principle.
     
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    I mean no one mentions it. When conservative governors assert state's rights people on both sides line up for and against the issue. When a liberal governor does it no one on either side mentions it.

    This is not a procedural issue. States are required by the Constitution to treat all extradition requests as if the person involved had broken the laws in that state. The only discretion the governor has is if there is a due process violation.

    What is that supposed to mean?
     
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    This one is really simple..... The US Marshalls need to go "Elian Gonzalez" on Rhode Island's ass. Just go in and TAKE this guy if Rhode Island will not turn him over. Of course if the Governor happens to get shot trying to resist that act, it would be terrible and tragic now, wouldn't it?
     
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    If it were one of the governors relatives that was killed he might feel different. Of course all libs know whats good for us better that we do.
     
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    Interesting to see what the Fed response will be.
     

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