In 2008, Scruggs pleaded guilty to another judicial bribery case aimed at Circuit Judge Henry Lackey of Calhoun City presiding over another legal-fees lawsuit against Scruggs. He and three others went to prison in the case, and his son, Zach, went to prison after pleading guilty to a lesser charge.
This week, Scruggs’ all-star legal team, which includes noted constitutional law scholar Samuel Issacharoff, will seek to convince Davidson their client’s conviction should be vacated.
The effect would be to delete prison time from his record and bring him closer to release.
Courthouse observers say that either way Davidson decides, the case likely heads on appeal to the Fifth Circuit.