Bernard Madoff's lawyers will have a tough time convincing the 2nd Circuit to order their client released on bail until he is sentenced June 16, because the standards for post-conviction release are high and hard to meet. The lawyers will try to convince the circuit Thursday to quickly grant their motion to stay the remand order and their motion to reinstate the bail conditions that applied to Madoff before his conviction. If they're unsuccessful, they can still appeal, albeit over a longer time period.
2nd Circuit to Hear Appeal of Bail Denial for Madoff
New York Law Journal
March 16, 2009