• 11th cir.
  • Nov 06 2012 (Date Decided)
  • Pryor, J.; Barkett, J. concurring specially
  • For Plaintiff: Stewart Glenn Abrams, Michael Caruso, Tracy Michele Dreispul, federal public defender’s office, Miami; Orlando do Campo, do Campo & Thornton, Miami; Albert Z. Levin, Albert Z. Levin, P.A., Miami; and Philip Robert Horowitz, Law Office of Philip R. Horowitz, Miami
  • For Defendant: Jonathan Colan, Anne Ruth Schultz, Dustin M. Davis, Phillip Drew DiRosa, Wifredo A. Ferrer, Kathleen Mary Salyer, U.S. attorney’s office, Miami
The U.S. government does not have the power to prosecute four suspected drug traffickers arrested in the territorial waters of Panama, the Eleventh Circuit held. The court found the prosecution was an unconstitutional application of the Maritime Drug Law Enforcement Act.

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