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What Would Happen if Snowden Transits Through Ireland

By Benjamin Wittes
Thursday, July 11, 2013, 6:54 AM

An Irish court rules on the subject---in response to U.S. requests for extradition help. The opinion is actually an interesting window into U.S. efforts to get countries to impede Snowden's travel. Bottom line, the Irish court rejects the hypothetical U.S. extradition request, but on grounds that are easily fixed with another request. If I were Snowden, I wouldn't transit through Shannon.