Re: death penalty in star trek
Were either of these Federation members?
At a guess, I would say that the Denebians are Federation members, otherwise they would not care about the Vulcan patent. However, that death penalty for fraud is probably a local law, unrelated to the interstellar law of the Federation. Would the Federation extradite Mudd to Deneb 5?
"No, I better not look. I just might be in there."
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