Topic: U.S. Supreme Court
The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled in three cases involving fraud under the federal honest services law. Ex-Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling, newspaper magnate Conrad Black, and former Alaska state Rep. Bruce Weyhrauch are all likely to benefit.
06/24/2010 07:49 pm
Supreme Court ruled Thursday that its ruling boosting former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling also applies to the conviction of newspaper magnate Conrad Black. Prosecutors will need to directly tie certain fraud cases to bribery or kickback schemes.
06/24/2010 07:28 pm
The case centered on a Washington State referendum on a domestic partnership law. Fear of harassment, the Supreme Court ruled, is not enough to keep petition signers anonymous.
06/24/2010 06:03 pm
Rod Blagojevich was not pleased when he discovered nothing more than a simple 'thank you' was coming from the new President for selecting an Obama aide to fill out his Senate term.
06/24/2010 05:57 pm
Chicago gun ban may be struck down by the Supreme Court, but the city will attempt to make gun ownership more difficult.
06/24/2010 04:54 pm
The US Supreme Court narrowed the definition of 'honest services' fraud, throwing out a portion of Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling’s conviction. It’s a blow to the Justice Department.
06/24/2010 03:48 pm
An Asian carp caught in Lake Calumet this week is the first such live fish to be found in such close proximity to Lake Michigan. Worries mount that the species will invade, and ruin, the Great Lakes.
06/24/2010 01:41 pm
Q&A with Shimon Peres on Israel. The Israeli president says the Gaza blockade was put in place to protect the Jewish state from terrorism.
06/23/2010 05:01 pm
Elena Kagan was the first woman solicitor general – the government’s top lawyer at the Supreme Court. Former solicitors general have written a letter endorsing the Supreme Court nominee.
06/22/2010 05:00 pm
The Kurdish Workers Party (PKK), which is engaged in an escalating conflict with the military that has killed at least 13 soldiers since Friday, is suspected of coordinating Tuesday's Istanbul bomb attack.
06/22/2010 09:10 am