Supreme Court hears arguments on enumerated powers, speedy trial deadlines

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website; JURIST news archive] on Tuesday heard oral arguments [day call, PDF; merit briefs] in Bond v. United States [oral arguments transcript, PDF; JURIST report] on whether a criminal defendant may challenge the constitutionality of a federal criminal statute under the Tenth Amendment [text]. Carol Anne Bond was charged with burning her husband’s mistress using poisonous chemicals and was indicted under a federal law [18 USC 229(a) text] created to stop the distribution…

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