DieChecker Posted January 14 #76 Share Posted January 14 (edited) 13 hours ago, Tiggs said: I'm not aware of any law requiring someone to open a box in any timescale. The Federal Statute of Limitations, however, is generally five years. May be too late to prosecute, even if they have a case, unless some of the documents are from the current White House. Statute of limitations applies to Federal security issues? I don't know, so I'll go look around. Edit: I found this... https://www.justice.gov/archives/jm/criminal-resource-manual-650-length-limitations-period If any of these apply then the Statute of Limitations would be ten years. Quote Section 3291 of Title 18 provides that prosecutions for violations of nationality, citizenship, and passport laws, or a conspiracy to violate such laws, shall be commenced within ten years after the commission of the offense. Section 19 of the Internal Security Act of 1950, 64 Stat. 1005, provides a ten-year limitations period for prosecutions under the espionage statutes, 18 U.S.C. Secs. 792 to 794. Section 2278 of Title 42 provides a similar ten-year period for prosecution of restricted data offenses under the atomic energy laws, 42 U.S.C. Secs. 2274 to 2276. Section 783(e) of Title 50 provides that a prosecution for an offense under that section, part of the Subversive Activities Control Act, shall be instituted within ten years after the commission of the offense. I think proving any of those might be hard without some proof of hostile intent. So, the standard five year is probably what applies. Edited January 14 by DieChecker 1 Top Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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