Monday, December 14, 2009
ScotusBlog reports that the Court has moved up by three weeks (to March 1) the argument in Skilling v. United States, which
is the third case that the Court will be hearing this Term on the “honest services” provision of mail fraud law. The Skilling case, however, raises more directly and pointedly than the other two cases the issue of that law’s constitutionality. The Court had heard the other two cases last week, and at least some Justices seemed strongly interested in the constitutional question.