Justices focus on jury bias in Enron case

, The National Law Journal

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday heard arguments in the third of a series of challenges to the "honest services" fraud statute, this time in the context of the prosecution of former Enron executive Jeffrey Skilling. But most of the justices' attention focused instead on the other major issue in Skilling's case: whether the local jury pool in Houston was so poisoned by rage against Enron that it was impossible to pick an impartial jury.

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