The pipe-bombing of a Pennsylvania car isn’t a federal crime simply because there was a single bottle of orange juice from Florida in the trunk, the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled.

In United States v. McGuire, a unanimous three-judge panel reversed the conviction in a federal arson case, holding that prosecutors must show more than a “de minimis” effect on interstate commerce to satisfy the law’s jurisdictional requirement.

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