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Mexican Court Overturns Extradition Ban

Mexico’s Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that suspects facing life in prison can be extradited, overturning a 4-year-old ban that had prevented many of the country’s most notorious criminals from being sent to the United States. A 1978 treaty with the United States allows Mexico to deny extradition if a person faces the death penalty — a restriction that still stands under Tuesday’s ruling. But the ruling overturns a 2001 the Supreme Court decision that blocked extradition of suspects facing life in prison without the possibility of parole. Full Story

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