Skilling v. United States

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
08-1394 5th Cir. Mar 1, 2010
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Jun 24, 2010 9-0 Ginsburg OT 2009

Holding: (1) Former Enron C.E.O. Jeffrey Skilling had a fair trial before an impartial jury despite publicity about his case before trial and community prejudice; and (2) the federal law that makes it a crime to deprive people of “honest services” covers only bribery and kickback schemes.

Judgment: Affirmed in part, reversed in part, and remanded, 9-0, in an opinion by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on June 24, 2010. Justice Sotomayor filed a partial dissent, joined by Justice Stevens and Breyer. Justice Sotomayor also concurred in part.

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