Supreme Court to hear chemical weapons case

Carol Bond, who was federally charged with using chemical warfare in a revenge plot against another woman, recently saw her case make it to the Supreme Court.

Bond and her husband had tried unsuccessfully to conceive a child for fourteen years. Her husband, not wishing to remain childless, impregnated Myrlinda Haynes, their neighbor and Bond’s best friend, according to

When Bond learned that Haynes was pregnant with her husband’s child, she obtained chemicals from her work and placed them around Haynes’ mailbox, doorknob and car handles. U.S. postal inspectors caught Bond placing the chemicals and stealing mail.

Federal prosecutors charged Bond with possessing and using chemical weapons. She was sentenced to six years in prison, five of which were under supervised release, and ordered to pay fines of $12,000, reports.

The U.S. Supreme Court will soon hear her case that challenges the law under which she was convicted as being an unconstitutional encroachment on states’ rights under the tenth amendment, according to

Under President Bush, the Department of Justice had argued against allowing Bond to make her argument. In court on February 21, however, the government’s attorney argued that citizens should be allowed to bring certain tenth amendment cases to the Supreme Court, but not others.

The Supreme Court will likely hand down a decision later this year.