Patterico's Pontifications

6/24/2010

Supreme Court Curtails “Honest Services” Prosecutions

Filed under: Law — DRJ @ 4:17 pm



[Guest post by DRJ]

The U.S. Supreme Court today limited when prosecutors can use the so-called “honest services” law in criminal cases.

I blogged on the Skilling case here and here, and Patterico touched on it briefly here.

— DRJ

2 Responses to “Supreme Court Curtails “Honest Services” Prosecutions”

  1. Heh! They figured it might apply to them. They show up for work eighty days out of a year. 😉

    nk (db4a41)

  2. It’s a vague and unclear law which is an invitation to abuse of the citizens by the state; it’s just as well to see it narrowed.

    aphrael (9e8ccd)


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