WASHINGTON, June 2 The U.S. Supreme Court ruled
on Monday that the federal government wrongly used a chemical
weapons law to prosecute a Pennsylvania microbiologist convicted
of trying to poison her husband's lover.
On a unanimous vote, the court handed a win to Carol Anne
Bond, who admitted to trying to poison her former friend,
Myrlinda Haynes, with toxic chemicals she took from work.
The court did not reach a broader question about the power
of Congress to enact laws that apply domestically the
international treaties the U.S. government has signed.
(Reporting by Lawrence Hurley; Editing by Howard Goller)