26 September 2008

Nacchio in Trouble, New Federal Judges Confirmed

Former Qwest chief executive Joe Nacchio looks likely to have his conviction affirmed in review by the en banc United States Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit, based upon the questions asked at oral arguments. A three judge panel in the case had ordered a new trial. The principal issue on appeal is whether expert witness testimony from Nacchio was properly excluded.

Meanwhile, two new U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado judges were confirmed by the Senate today. Philip Brimmer and Christine Arguello will join the bench as lifetime appointees, after Senators Salazar and Allard from Colorado, and U.S. Attorney Troy Eid, agreed on the appointments.


Anonymous said...

Troy Eid's agreement had nothing to do with it.

Anonymous said...

I'm not calling this game, but an appellate outcome can never be determined based upon the tenor of oral arguments.