International Law Keyed to Damrosche
United States v. Flores
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An American was murdered by Flores (D) a U.S. citizen while on an American vessel at anchor in the Belgian Congo. The district court, to which Flores (D) was charged in Philadelphia, sustained a demurrer to the indictment and discharged Flores (D) on the premise that the court lacked jurisdiction. This judgment was appealed by the United States (P).
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