United States Second Circuit

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US v. Le, 16‐819

Affirmed convictions of violating the Biological Weapons Anti‐Terrorism Act of 1989 and related federal statutes. The defendant, who used the internet to order the lethal toxin ricin for the stated purpose of murder, argued that principles of federalism precluded construing the Act to reach purely local criminal conduct such as common law murder, and he also challenged the constitutionality of the Act both on its face and as applied. Rejecting his arguments, the Second Circuit upheld his convictions.

Appellate Information

  • Decided
  • Published 2018/08/27


  • Raggi


  • United States Second Circuit


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