No. 08-1394.

130 S.Ct. 2896 (2010)

561 U.S. 358

Jeffrey K. SKILLING, Petitioner, v. UNITED STATES.

Supreme Court of United States.

Decided June 24, 2010.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Todd G. Scher, for Petitioner.

Scott D. Makar, for Respondent.

Elena Kagan, Solicitor General, Mythili Raman, Acting Assistant Attorney General, Michael R. Dreeben, Deputy Solicitor General, David A. O'Neil, Assistant to the Solicitor General, Joel Gershowitz, Kevin Gingras, Department of Justice Washington, D.C., for Respondents.

Daniel M. Petrocelli, M. Randall Oppenheimer, Matthew T. Kline, David J. Marroso, O'Melveny & Myers LLP, Los Angeles, California, Walter Dellinger, Jonathan D. Hacker, Sri Srinivasan, Irving L. Gornstein, Meaghan McLaine VerGow O'Melveny & Myers LLP, Washington, D.C., for Petitioner.

Justice GINSBURG delivered the opinion of the Court.

In 2001, Enron Corporation, then the seventh highest-revenue-grossing company in America, crashed into bankruptcy. We consider in this opinion two questions arising from the prosecution of Jeffrey Skilling, a longtime Enron executive, for crimes committed before the corporation's collapse. First, did pretrial publicity and community prejudice prevent Skilling from obtaining a fair trial? Second, did the jury improperly...

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