NACDL News: SCOTUS Hears Yates Case; Examines Use of Post-Enron Law in Prosecution of Fisherman

The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument on Nov. 5, 2014, in Yates v. United States (13-7451), a case highlighting the dangerous consequences stemming from the unconstitutional executive expansion of the federal law. In Yates, the government used a post-Enron anti-shredding statute to prosecute a fisherman for the disappearance of three fish from his shipping vessel.