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September 9, 2007

Ernon appeal in the news

As detailed in this Houston Chronicle article, entitled "Enron's Skilling asks court to throw out all his convictions," the highest profile white-collar conviction is back in the news.  The WSJ Law Blog has more here on the looong opening appeal brief filed by Jeff Skilling's lawyers.  The sentencing arguments made to the Fifth Circuit start on page 206 of the 239-page brief.

I expect that it will take a while for the Government to respond, and thus it seem unlikely that oral argument will take place before 2008 and it surely could be a full year or more before Skilling's appellate claims are adjudicated.  Because he lost his plea for bail pending appeal, Skilling is serving time in prison while his arguments on appeal work their way through the courts.

September 9, 2007 at 11:24 AM | Permalink


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I see that Jeffey is sticking with his California trial counsel... (another) bad call.

Posted by: dweedle | Sep 12, 2007 4:24:56 PM

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