The Prosecution of Piracy Under the Offenses Clause
James J. Woodruff II, The Prosecution of Piracy Under The Offense Clause, 2012 Cardozo. L. Rev. de novo 278
Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University, Cardozo Law Review, de novo
25 Pages Posted: 21 Oct 2010 Last revised: 4 May 2015
Date Written: June 9, 2011
The United States has had a long, storied history dealing with piracy. While it has had success in getting convictions under the Offenses Clause against pirates who attacked U.S. flagged shipping it does have its limits. This article examines the use of the Offenses Clause in the recent prosecutions of crimes on the high seas.
Keywords: piracy, maritime, high seas act, ships, Somalia, offenses clause, constitution, United States
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