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December 12, 2006

The mob must wait awhile longer

Skillingheadshot6.jpgAs noted here last week, an angry mob lynched Jeff Skilling.

On Monday evening, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals postponed the final stage of the lynching while it considers his motion to remain free pending disposition of Skilling's appeal of the lynching.

Meanwhile, media members of the mob were already checking out the gallows when the Fifth Circuit issued its order postponing Skilling's report date. What a way to make a living.

By the way, the Chronicle article on the Fifth Circuit's postponement of Skilling's report date quotes as one of its legal "experts" the local lawyer who went on national television immediately after Ken Lay's death and suggested that Lay had killed himself so that his conviction could be voided.

I guess it's hard to find objective experts among members of a mob.

Update: Skilling's reprieve was short-lived as the Fifth Circuit issued this order earlier this evening lifting the postponement of the deadline to report. Although certainly disappointing for Skilling, the order's language indicates that the panel that considered Skilling's motion is clearly troubled by what occurred in Skilling's trial and signals that the panel believes that Skilling has a reasonable chance of success on at least a substantial portion of his appeal.

Posted by Tom at December 12, 2006 4:16 AM |

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By the way, the Chronicle article on the Fifth Circuit's postponement of Skilling's report date quotes as one of its legal "experts" the local lawyer who went on national television immediately after Ken Lay's death and suggested that Lay had killed himself so that his conviction could be voided.

I'm surprised they didn't talk to Houston's expert on everything, Bob Stein!

Posted by: Kevin Whited Author Profile Page at December 12, 2006 6:21 AM

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