High Court Won't Review Sheldon Silver's Corruption Case

Law360 (January 25, 2021, 11:44 AM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver's appeal of his corruption case, coming just days after former President Donald Trump declined to grant him clemency.

Though the high court denied Silver's petition for a writ of certiorari, Justice Neil Gorsuch, joined by Justice Clarence Thomas, dissented. Justice Gorsuch said he would have granted the case in order to reconsider what he said was the Supreme Court's conflation in Evans v. U.S. of extortion and bribery offenses for the purposes of the Hobbs Act when a public official is the defendant....

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.

  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!


Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Ask a question!