Docket 97-2061.

140 F.3d 392 (1998)

Marie Haydee Beltran TORRES, Petitioner-Appellant, v. UNITED STATES of America, Respondent-Appellee.

United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit.

Decided March 25, 1998.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Stephen M. Sinaiko, Kramer, Levin, Naftalis & Frankel, New York, NY (David S. Frankel and Randall K. Packer, on the brief), for Petitioner-Appellant.

Michael A. Simons, Asst. U.S. Atty, New York, NY (Mary Jo White, U.S. Atty for S.D. of New York, Craig A. Stewart, Asst. U.S. Attorney, New York, NY, on brief), for Respondent-Appellee.

Before: NEWMAN, ALTIMARI and CALABRESI, Circuit Judges.

ALTIMARI, Circuit Judge:

Like the Phoenix, this case rises from the smoldering ashes of a young woman's discarded political beliefs. Almost two decades ago, petitioner-appellant Marie Haydee Beltran Torres ("Torres"),1 a member of the Fuerzas Armada de Liberacion Nacional ("FALN"),2 believing that the United States was Puerto Rico's enemy, took the position that United States' courts had no jurisdiction over...

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