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August 2014

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"The question presented by this case is whether the [International Chemical Weapons Convention Implementation Act of 1998] also reaches a purely local crime: an amateur attempt by a jilted wife to injure her husband's lover, which ended up causing only a minor thumb burn readily treated by rinsing with water."

- Chief Justice John R. Roberts Jr., writing in Bond v. U.S. (134 S.Ct. 2077, 2083 (2014)).The Court found that a statute related to a weapons treaty did not apply to a microbiologist who tried to give her husband's lover a rash by tainting the woman's car with toxins.

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