The federal government is in B.C. Supreme Court in Nelson today challenging an attempt by a Slocan Valley man who's trying to prevent marc emery from extradited to the United States.

Today's hearing centres on charges Patrick Roberts laid against Emery and two other people for marijuana-trafficking.

Roberts, who is chairman of the Nationalist Bloc British Columbia party, laid the charge in provincial court last august because he feels they should be accountable only to Canada.

The federal justice department feels it has a right to take control of the charge of conspiracy to violate foreign laws because it is marijuana related.

This is all due emery's selling of marijuana seeds over the internet.