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Re: Poland's former leader on trial

Even proxy colonial governments would be expected to maintain civil order. Pickpockets and rapists would and should be expected to be punished. That, however, is distinct from crimes against the state. In practice, subsequent governments issue pardons, amnesties and commutations in cases of crimes against the previous state.

Examples of sustaining civil and criminal law precedent from dissolved governments are found throughout the Southern United States. The U.S. courts sustained contracts, criminal convictions and legal precedent issued by the courts of the states that had seceded from the Union and were in rebellion despite considering the government of the Confederacy to be illegitimate.

To do otherwise would be for courts to presume that there are times or places without law. Courts do not recognize such a possibility.

Re: Poland's former leader on trial

As someone stated earlier, this is the biggest waste of time and public resources. It will accomplish absolutely nothing.