U.S. v. F.S.J.

Nos. 00-30117, 00-30133.

265 F.3d 764 (2001)

UNITED STATES of America, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. F.S.J., a juvenile, Defendant-Appellant.

United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.

Filed September 6, 2001.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Sue Ellen Tater, Anchorage, Alaska, for the defendant-appellant.

Stephan A. Collins, Assistant United States Attorney, Anchorage, Alaska, for the plaintiff-appellee.


SILVERMAN, Circuit Judge:

18 U.S.C. § 5032 sets forth a certification requirement to be followed when the federal government undertakes to prosecute a juvenile in federal court. The Attorney General (or by delegation pursuant to regulation, the United States Attorney) must certify, among other things, "that there is a substantial Federal interest in the case or the offense to warrant the exercise of Federal jurisdiction." The issue in this appeal is whether the...

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