FinancialWeek reports that Jeff Skilling could be free as early as this week, as the Fifth Circuit is expected to rule on the appeal heard in New Orleans on April 2.
According to many, including myself, Skilling has an excellent chance of having his convictions overturned. My great hope is that his convictions are overturned with prejudice, barring the government from trying him again. The legal foundations for overturning are solid; prosecutorial abuse does not get much more explicit than in this case. The only question remaining is how independent the justices can be from the public demand for Skilling’s scalp.