The title of a recently released Reuters article is “Amanda Knox conviction in Italy could spur LENGTHY EXTRADITION FIGHT” (Web-site/URL: http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/01/31/us-usa-knox-extradition-idUSBREA0U1T920140131).
“Italy’s conviction of Amanda Knox for the murder of her British roommate when the two were exchange students together could spur A DRAWN-OUT FIGHT over extradition in the United States, where supporters contend she is THE VICTIM OF A FAULTY FOREIGN JUSTICE SYSTEM“. There are TWO things to note right off the bat. First, this will be the latest “drawn-out fight” (as if we need another one). Secondly the ITALIAN justice system is DEFINITELY “faulty” because jurors CAN DELIBERATE WHILE THE TRIAL IS IN PROGRESS and (most importantly), they ARE NOT pre-screened for bias.
According to Sean Casey, “a New York-based former federal prosecutor”, “She (Knox) has powerful legal arguments that she can use to fight extradition, or the U.S. CAN use to deny extradition“. “the US can” help Knox, but WILL THEY? “Under the law, the Constitution trumps a treaty“.
“She (Amanda Knox) told ABC News’ “Good Morning America”, “I’m going to FIGHT THIS UNTIL THE VERY END. And it’s NOT RIGHT and it’s NOT FAIR and I’m going to do everything that I can“. This is a DEFENSIVE ASSERTION (Web-site/URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgnAY_eXYbI).
According to Julian Ku, “an international law expert at Hofstra University”, “You’d have to show A COMPLETE BREAKDOWN of their (the Italian) judicial system“, which, as we have seen, WON’T be easy. “There’s no problem of hometown bias for THE VICTIM (?) because SHE WAS NOT A LOCAL“. Who is the “victim” here? MEREDITH KERCHER obviously because Kercher was MURDERED. However, AMANDA KNOX‘s defense team is arguing that KNOX is also “a victim” of AN EXTREMELY AGGRESSIVE ITALIAN JUDICIAL SYSTEM. ”There’s NO evidence of corruption“. This is KU‘s INTERPRETATION, which is EXPECTED (Web-site/URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgnAY_eXYbI) as he was a “Fulbright Distinguished Lecturer in Law” at East China Normal University in SHANGHAI from JANUARY-JULY, 2011 (Web-site/URL: http://law.hofstra.edu/directory/faculty/fulltime/ku/cv/cv.pdf). As we know, prosecutions in the CHINESE judicial system are also EXTREMELY AGGRESSIVE & THE PROSECUTION ALWAYS WINS.
“In a measure of the SUPPORT Knox has received close to home, U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell, a Washington state Democrat, said she was “VERY CONCERNED and DISAPPOINTED ” by the verdict”. Compare this to the opinions that ITALIANS & MEREDITH KERCHER‘s FAMILY have ofKnox. These two groups are LASHING OUT.
According to Robert Anello, “a New York-based attorney and expert in international criminal law”, “There’s A LOT of reasons it WOULDN’T sit well with folks in our country to see her extradited. That would WEIGH HEAVILY on the POLITICAL end“, obviously/
Finally, according to Paul Rothstein, “a law professor at Georgetown University who said an extradition process could take months, if notYEARS, to reach a final conclusion”, “THERE ARE LIMITS to how seriously they (the Italians) feel about actually getting a hold of her (Knox). They COULD HAVE acted EARLIER (and) MORE VIGOROUSLY“. Again, this is an interesting INTERPRETATION
To conclude, we have ANOTHER “lengthy…fight”, this time involving the possible “extradition” of AMANDA KNOX, who is once again a household name and at the center of a firestorm that started in 2007 (Web-site/URL: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amanda_Knox).