We loves us some Conrad Black. After all, when Judge Posner in the 7th quips that "The bulk of the evidence in the case has to do with pretty naked fraud," you are facing pretty steep odds. Flirting with a pardon from George Bush only ups the ante. Alas, it was not to be.
But wait... a light in the distant darkness.
Some hope yet remains.
The U.S. Supreme Court said on Monday it would hear an appeal by former media baron Conrad Black and two ex-colleagues seeking to overturn their convictions for defrauding shareholders of one-time newspaper publishing giant Hollinger International Inc. Black, a Canadian-born member of Britain's House of Lords, has been in prison since March 2008, when he began serving a 6 1/2-year sentence for fraud and obstructing justice.
Earning Cert was generally expected to be an impossibility for Black. This, we suspect, will be entertaining. (Think he will wear his robes?)
US court to hear ex-media baron Black's appeal [Reuters]