Is Kasi correct by claiming that the state court lacked jurisdiction over him in the following case? Kasi killed three CIA employees and fled the country. He was later abducted by the FBI and returned to the U.S. to face criminal charges. Kasi claims the Virginia State Court lacked jurisdiction over him because his return to the country was not in compliance with the Pakistan-United States treaty. See Kasi v. Angelone, 300 F.3d 487 (4th Cir. 2002)

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The Fourth Circuit held in the Kasi case, referenced the forcible removal of Manuel Noreiga from Panama. In its holding, the court said that forcible removal such as that which occurred in this case does not deprive the court of jurisdiction unless the removal was   of the terms of the treaty. The court noted that Kasi's abduction might possibly have been made with the acquiescence of the Pakistani government; but under any circumstances was not in violation of the United States-Pakistani Extradition Treaty. That being the case, the decision of the Virginia Supreme Court which upheld Kasi's conviction was valid and that jurisdiction did, in fact, lie with the Virginia state court.

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