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Jim Copland on honest services fraud



His new op-ed in the Washington Examiner, "Vague law is bad law", takes a look at the alarmingly amorphous statute now before the Supreme Court:

Justice Antonin Scalia has suggested that the law "would seemingly cover a salaried employee's phoning in sick to go to a ballgame." ...As Scalia notes, the statute "invites abuses by headline-grabbing prosecutors" who hope to advance their careers by collecting high-profile scalps.

 

 


Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy
rmangual@manhattan-institute.org

Katherine Lazarski
Manhattan Institute
klazarski@manhattan-institute.org

 

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