Locality of Law and Conviction

The state cannot impose penalties in one unit of state, for actions neither unlawful according to the policy of that particular unit of state nor unlawful according to the policy of a unit of state that contains the instant unit of state.

Information regarding the investigation, indictment, conviction, and/or sentencing, of an individual for an act unlawful according to the policy of one unit of state, but not unlawful according to the policy of some other unit of state, cannot be made available to the public, or to state agents, of the other unit of state.   However, such information can be made available to a larger unit of state if the act is unlawful according to the policy of all constituent units (in addition to the obvious acceptability of such information if the act is explicitly unlawful according to the policy of the larger unit of state).



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