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Perry v. Schwarzenegger Resurrects Right of Marriage for Same-Sex Couples

By Diana Richmond, Partner, Sideman & Bancroft, L.L.P. “In December 2010, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals will decide whether same-sex couples can marry in California,” writes Diana Richmond. “The U.S. District Court ruled it unconstitutional to deny same-sex couples the same...

Honest Services Fraud-Where Do Prosecutors Go after the Supreme Court Decisions in U.S. v. Black and U.S. v. Skilling

By Barry M. Hartman & Brian W. Stolarz Excerpt: In United States v. Skilling , No. 08-1394 , and United States v. Black , No. 08-876 , the Supreme Court limited the government's ability to prosecute people for the intangible fraud of failing to provide "honest services" to the public...