Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Supreme Court Dismisses Certified Question From The Fifth Circuit

The Supreme Court dismissed the certified question from the Fifth Circuit.  The question was "What statute of limitations applies to a prosecution under 18 U.S.C. § 1201 for a kidnaping offense that occurred in 1964 but was not indicted until 2007?"  The certification was previously discussed here.  Justice Stevens, joined by Justice Scalia,  issued a statement regarding the dismissal and indicate they would have accepted the certified question.  That statement can be found here.


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