Attorneys for jailed lawyer encouraged by high court ruling

Minor’s attorney, Theodore Olson, of Washington, said in a statement that the decisions in these cases “reflect the court’s well-founded concerns about the vague and overbroad language of the honest services statute. I am pleased that the court took this opportunity to narrow the scope of the virtually limitless statutory language. Mr. Minor’s case will afford the court another opportunity to impose meaningful limits on the honest services statute and to ensure that the statute is not used to punish political speech fully protected by the First Amendment.”

Clarion Ledger
6/26/10