Supreme Court Declines Lay Case

Law360, New York (April 17, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The district court decision that vacated the conviction of now-deceased Enron founder Kenneth Lay will stand, after the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to review the case.

Former Enron shareholder Russell P. Butler had petitioned for certiorari under the Crime Victims’ Rights Act of 2004, which gives victims the right to collect restitution in criminal cases.

Attorneys for Lay’s estate argued that the Act did not change the procedure for handling a criminal conviction when the defendant dies before the conclusion of the appeals process....
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