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Saturday, June 16, 2012

Supreme Court ruled individuals may challenge federal law for violating states' rights
Cynthia Miley at 12:00 AM ET

On June 16, 2011, the US Supreme Court ruled in Bond v. United States that a private individual can challenge whether a federal criminal law passed to implement an international treaty is valid under the Tenth Amendment. Carol Anne Bond was indicted under federal law 18 USC § 229(a), which was created to stop the distribution and use of chemical weapons and was passed by the US Congress to comply with the 1993 Chemical Weapons Convention. The US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit had ruled that Bond lacked standing to challenge the constitutionality of the statute on the basis of the Tenth Amendment because she was an individual acting on her own and not with a state.

Learn more about the Tenth Amendment and the Chemical Weapons Convention from the JURIST news archive.




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