Puerto Rico v. Branstad/Concurrence O'Connor

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Case Syllabus
Opinion of the Court
Concurring Opinions

JUSTICE O'CONNOR, with whom JUSTICE POWELL joins, concurring in part and concurring in the judgment.

I join Parts I, II-A, II-C, and III of the Court's opinion. Because the Court ultimately resolves this case under the [p231] Extradition Act, 18 U.S.C. § 3182 I do not find Part II-B, and its statements concerning the Extradition Clause of the Constitution, necessary to the decision of this case. Accordingly, I do not subscribe to that part of the Court's opinion. See, e.g., Jean v. Nelson, 472 U.S. 846, 854 (1985); Kolender v. Lawson, 461 U.S. 352, 361, n. 10 (1983); Ashwander v. TVA, 297 U.S. 288, 347 (1936) (Brandeis, J., concurring).