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The Demise of Honest Services

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The oral arguments in the Conrad Black and Bruce Weyrauch cases last week portend the demise of honest services mail fraud. We expect the Supreme Court to declare 18 U.S.C. 1346 unconstitutionally vague.

Another Win in the Supremes

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In Abuelhawa v. United States, the Supreme Court held that using a telephone to make a misdemeanor drug purchase does not “facilitate” felony drug distribution in violation of 21 U.S.C. 843(b).