Skilling v. United States

Amicus curiae brief of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers in support of petitioner and urging reversal.

Brief filed: 12/09/2009

Documents

Skilling v. United States

United States Supreme Court; Case No. 08-1394

Prior Decision

Case below, 554 F.3d 529 (5th Cir. 2009).

Argument(s)

The theft-of-honest-services statute¸18 U.S.C. §1346, is void for vagueness; also, the presumption of prejudice that arises from intense community hostility and pervasive adverse publicity cannot be rebutted through voir dire.

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Author(s)

John D. Cline, Jones Day, San Francisco, CA. Here is a link to NACDL’s amicus brief in support of the Skilling petition for writ of certiorari.