I am glad that SCOTUS has ruled 9-0 in favour of Lord Black's appeal. I would have preferred that they overturned the law completely, but I think this is pretty good. Hopefully LOrd Black will soon be released. As i have said before, this case has soured me on American Justice. These are clearly civil matters. bWhat has it accomplished? Hollinger is gone, the stockholders who brought this to the authourities, have lost their entire investment. As to the obstruction of justice charges, everything in those boxes were in the position of the state.
It's time to end this farce. Free Lord Black.
Fraud law flawed, court says in ruling that may free Black
BY SHELDON ALBERTS, CANWEST NEWS SERVICE JUNE 25, 2010
Former Canadian press baron Conrad Black won a significant, but incomplete, legal victory Thursday, when the United States Supreme Court rewrote the country's fraud laws.
In a decision that could affect dozens of white-collar crime cases, the U.S. high court found flaws in the controversial "honest services" statute that was used to prosecute Black.
The high court sent Black's case back to the Chicagobased Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals to be reconsidered. Miguel Estrada, Black's Washington-based lawyer, said he will seek bail for Black, who is serving a six-and-a-half-year sentence in a Florida prison, within the next few days.