True & Honest Fan
- Jul 13, 2017
His argument is not quite that absurd, but...So per this legal eagle, one can commit murder on vacations to other states and face zero consequences due to jurisdiction issues involving your home state.
I think what he's trying (and utterly failing) to argue is that because the harassment emanated from Ralph's hovel in Virginia, California lacks the ability to enforce the restraining orders they grant against him. That is to say, he seems to think Ralph has to be in California to run afoul of the order. as if it only prohibited acts from within California.
Except, he's wrong, because restraining orders absolutely apply across state lines.
I mean, Jesus Christ... 10 seconds on Google... California law firm no less...
The law can vary quite a bit from state to state. What is illegal in one state may be perfectly legal in another. Nevertheless, you are expected to follow certain laws that apply in all states. Laws regarding abuse or domestic violence are fairly far reaching. Restraining orders, also sometimes...
As to his specific question as to HOW this can be:
You can because, per the Violence Against Women Act of 1994, Congress has invoked the "Full Faith and Credit" clause of the U.S. Constitution and directed all states, territories, and Indian Tribes to honor restraining orders granted by other states, territories, and Indian Tribes. See 18 U.S.C.§ 2265.
BWJP’s National Center on Protection Orders and Full Faith & Credit (NCPOFFC) provides technical assistance and training on protection orders, the Full Faith and Credit (FFC) provision of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and inter-jurisdictional enforcement of protection orders.