Bardwell – SCOTUS decision “does not appear to offer a great deal of help to Paul Minor”

lthough the U.S. Supreme Court’s long-awaited decision in Skilling v. United States is sure to be parsed and dissected over the coming days, its holding, at first glance, does not appear to offer a great deal of help to Paul Minor.

It also seems to me that Minor’s argument to the Court for granting certiorari — namely, that the recent Citizens United decision implies a First Amendment protection of the activities alleged by the Government to have occurred — is a lot less tenable today in light of the ground reserved by the Court for the honest-services statute. We’ll find out later this year, I guess.

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Will Bardwell
6/24/10