Thursday, June 24, 2010

No Bliski yet

But the High Court did decide the honest services cases and found that the statute only covers bribes and kickbacks. Jeff Skilling and Conrad Black have to go fight about harmless error in the appellate courts now.

Interestingly (take note Rumpole), the Court did not strike down the statute as vague. But Scalia (along with Thomas and Kennedy) adopted the position of the National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, and wrote that the statute should be thrown out altogether.

Today’s Supreme Court Opinions on honest services fraud:




1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Scalia protecting big business types!!!! Shocking!