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To: SoftwareEngineer
So, use a better example, maybe an airplane...

It's been awhile since I've flown but I recall the flight attendants pulling the drink cart when we passed over a dry state. It would seem that at least that airline considered States Rights when passing through sovereign territory.

As to the hypothetical pregnant astronaut, I would think that a 5g liftoff would be enough to insure a birth while still in sight of the launch site.

Regards,
GtG

26 posted on 08/31/2011 11:24:52 AM PDT by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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To: Gandalf_The_Gray

Gandalf,

Interesting legal question. Actually, this has come up in Case Law before.

Dry states (and states that extract excises) have tried to ban/tax airliners flying over their states and serving alcohol. I believe the most recent example was New Mexico

Another famous case law pertains a fugitive from Texas (where he had warrants pending). He was on a domestic flight transiting Texas airspace (just transit). The plane was forced down and he was arrested


31 posted on 08/31/2011 11:52:15 AM PDT by SoftwareEngineer
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