I don't think it's a question of noses out of joint. It's more that if one has an extradition treaty in place, one should abide by it...or ditch it.I have learned from reading this thread that many from across the pond seem to believe that if the US doesn't extradite its own citizen to a judicial proceeding that is literally considered to be double jeopardy under our own judicial system, that a great many Europeans will have their noses out of joint.
On the double jeopardy issue, I've already stated that I don't think this is one. This latest verdict is the result of the appeal process from the original indictment, hence no new evidence needed. The judges would have made their decision on the basis of their assessment of the conduct of the original trial and subsequent appeal. Despite the unconstitutional nature of double jeopardy in the US judicial system, I've shown in previous posts that the same process that has just happened in Italy could happen in the US - it is entirely feasible that an acquittal may be set aside and a retrial ordered. That's not double jeopardy.
Oh, I think there's an awful lot of that going on, and you don't have to be an American to recognise it. They effed up big time.At this point, it seems to a lot of Americans to be an exercise in international face-saving by the Italians, who have by nearly all accounts totally screwed the pooch on this case, and botched it royally from the very first moments of the investigation.
It's true the Italian authorities aren't going out of their way to make public their case. Transparency isn't seen as a virtue in many jurisdictions, and their priority now is probably not doing some PR job with the American public, hence I would expect people to push for non-compliance with any extradition move.If she did it, ship her back to Italy and we'll see her in 30 years. But first, be so kind as to provide at least a modicum of actual evidence that she committed the crime. That's pretty much the most common American view of this silliness.
Of course this is all muddied a bit by the ongoing disquiet that many Europeans feel about the perception that the extradition treaties between the US and its European friends are badly skewed in favour of US interests, rather than seeking equal treatment. There are arguments to be made both ways. I don't believe however that the outcome of this trial is being determined by any anti-American bias. As I pointed out, her co-defendant, who received exactly the same treatment and verdicts from each of the three hearings, was not American.