More interesting twists in the case of disgraced former Assemblyman Sheldon Silver:
Instead of waiting for federal prosecutors to retry his corruption case with revised jury instructions, his lawyers are attempting to get a hearing before the U.S. Supreme Court for an outright acquittal.
Silver’s original convictions were thrown out last month because of a subsequent Supreme Court decision that overturned the corruption conviction of Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell. Silver is hoping to get the same friendly reception by the D.C. Nine.
U.S. Attorney Joon Kim wants to prosecute Silver again, but now has to wait for the Supreme Court to decide whether to hear the case.