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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

James J. Woodruff II

St. Francis School of Law

Date Written: June 9, 2011

Abstract

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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Woodruff, James J., The Prosecution of Piracy Under the Offenses Clause (June 9, 2011). 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. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1693867

James J. Woodruff II (Contact Author)

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