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June 29, 2009

SCOTUS takes up another honest-services fraud case

Though today's SCOTUS headlines will mostly be about the completion of the '09 Term, the Justices also granted cert on a bunch of new cases this morning. This order list reveals that one of the cases, Weyhrauch v. US, the Court specified the issue to be examined in this way:

The petition for a writ of certiorari is granted limited to the following question: Whether, to convict a state official for depriving the public of its right to the defendant's honest services through the non-disclosure of material information, in violation of the mail-fraud statute (18 U.S.C. ยงยง1341 and 1346), the government must prove that the defendant violated a disclosure duty imposed by state law.

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