If Ira Sorkin had a glimmer of hope at persuading a federal appeals court to reinstate bail for his client Bernard Madoff, he was not showing it as he left the ceremonial Manhattan courtroom at 500 Pearl Street this morning. Sorkin's job was to show the 2nd Circuit that Southern District of New York Judge Denny Chin erred when he revoked bail on March 12 after Madoff pleaded guilty to 11 felonies. Sorkin argued that his client should be kept out of jail until his June 16 sentencing.
Madoff's Attorney Faces Tough Questions in Bail Appeal
New York Law Journal
March 19, 2009