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Conrad Black trial

One of the best white-collar-crime bloggers around, Tom Kirkendall, has a roundup of links on the Black trial, including to this Mark Steyn column. I'm staying out of this one: I have colleagues who know Black personally, my old law firm represents clients adverse to Black in civil litigation, and my law-school roommate is the lead prosecutor on the case. I will note, however, that if I were Conrad Black, I'd be awfully concerned about the number of potential jurors who assume someone is guilty just because they made a lot of money, especially given the prosecution's inclination to introduce prejudicial evidence of expenditures. [New York Times; Globe and Mail]

Separately, this Economist commentary piece not only mentions the Black trial, but Larry Ribstein's "Apple rule." (cross-posted at Overlawyered)



Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy

Manhattan Institute


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