Beginning on Tuesday, the Supreme Court will hear arguments this term in three cases challenging the "honest services" fraud statute -- an almost unprecedented multipart investigation into a single law in a single term. The law has been used to penalize "a staggeringly broad swath of behavior," Justice Antonin Scalia wrote last February. Justices say they don't consciously seek out issues to resolve, but it would be hard to chalk up the confluence to coincidence.
Three Supreme Court Cases Challenge Law Used to Secure High-Profile Fraud Convictions
The National Law Journal
December 7, 2009