Saturday, October 27, 2007

Ryan Loses En Banc Request, But Gains Support in Dissent

Former Governor George Ryan (Illinois) lost his request for a rehearing en banc (here) in the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.  But there was a strong three person dissent to the decision. The dissent by Judges Posner, Kanne and Williams includes the following language: "But harmlessness is not the test of reversible error when a cascade of errors turns a trial into a travesty." Whether this dissent will sway the U.S. Supreme Court to accept the case on a Petition for Certiorari, remains to be seen.

(esp)

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/whitecollarcrime_blog/2007/10/ryan-loses-en-b.html

Judicial Opinions | Permalink

TrackBack URL for this entry:

http://www.typepad.com/services/trackback/6a00d8341bfae553ef00e54effb1fc8833

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Ryan Loses En Banc Request, But Gains Support in Dissent:

Comments

Post a comment