U.S. Supreme Court justices of all stripes appeared sharply critical on Tuesday of the federal law that makes it a crime to "deprive another of honest services," leaving the often-used prosecutorial tool in serious doubt. The law has been attacked by liberals and conservatives alike as an example of "overcriminalization" and the tendency of Congress to outlaw activities that are already covered by state laws, giving federal prosecutors too much power.
High Court Justices Take Aim at 'Honest Services' Law
The National Law Journal
December 9, 2009