MarcStevens | Like other prosecutors, Michael is conflating the geographic with the political, insisting that Ian is within the plaintiff state on nothing more than geography. We break this by pointing out with Michael’s own response that the state is arguing. Geographic areas don’t argue and hire attorneys.

So when we bring this out, they usually stop and make a distinction between the two by claiming Ian is “within the territorial jurisdiction of the state.” This doesn’t help at all because there still is no evidence the code applies and there is jurisdiction.