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US v. Bond, 08-2677

A conviction under the penal provision of the Chemical Weapons Convention Implementation Act of 1998 is affirmed, where: 1) the defendant's behavior clearly constituted unlawful possession and use of a chemical weapon under the Act; 2) the Convention is valid under any reasonable conception of the Treaty Power's scope; 3) the Act is valid under the Necessary and Proper Clause, as it does not go beyond the Convention; and 4) the Act does not disrupt the balance of power between the federal government and the states in violation of the Tenth Amendment.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 05/03/2012
  • Published 05/03/2012


  • Jordan


  • United States Third Circuit


  • For Appellant:
  • Paul D. Clement, Paul G. Shapiro

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