Why Silver Is Taking A Case He Won To The Supreme Court

Law360, New York (July 31, 2017, 4:13 PM EDT) -- Former New York state lawmaker Sheldon Silver got his corruption conviction overturned on appeal, but now he’s asking the U.S. Supreme Court to look at the decision and make prosecutors work harder in money laundering cases, an attempt that experts say might get the justices’ attention.

The move evoked some initial head-scratching. The former New York State Assembly speaker is accused of dangling official favors in exchange for referrals to law firms that would pay him a cut. He won a reversal when the Second Circuit...
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