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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Updated: Supreme Court vacates Siegelman decision

Edited on Tue Jun-29-10 05:01 PM by EarlG
Source: Raw Story

Breaking: Supreme Court vacates conviction of Don Siegelman

By Larisa Alexandrovna
Tuesday, June 29th, 2010 -- 10:30 am

In a surprise decision Tuesday morning, the United States Supreme Court vacated an earlier ruling by a lower court in the case of former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman, who was convicted of bribery and honest services fraud in 2006 in a case that has widely been criticized as politically motivated.

The ruling was vacated in light of a ruling last week in the case of former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling which partially struck down the so-called "honest services" fraud statute. On the heels of that decision, the Supreme Court issued a surprise ruling in the Siegelman case on Tuesday morning. LinkHere


Big News on Siegelman

Josh Marshall June 29, 2010, 10:35AM

Last week we mentioned that the Supreme Court's decision in the Skilling case could end up having a big effect on a lot of outstanding public corruption cases. Most of our readers know about the Don Siegelman case because of very serious suspicions that the case was based on a politicized prosecution. But the Supreme Court has just sent Siegleman's case back to the 11th Circuit "for further consideration in light of Skilling v. United States, 561 U.S."
Edited by Admin to update this story at the request of the original author.

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