The U.S. Supreme Court, racing toward the finish line of the current term, handed down seven decisions this morning. Tops among them are the three "honest services" fraud cases -- including one involving former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling -- that resulted in a significant narrowing of the law to reach only bribery and kickback schemes. With four cases left to decide, including the long-awaited Bilski v. Kappos patent ruling, the Court confirmed that it will finish its work for the term next Monday.
High Court Narrows 'Honest Services' Fraud Law
The National Law Journal
June 24, 2010