High Court to hear Skilling appeal March 1

December 14, 2009 8:40:42 PM PST
Former Enron CEO Jeff Skilling will be back in court next year. The U.S. Supreme Court said Monday it will hear his appeal on March 1. Skilling's lawyer argues that since Enron's board knew what he was doing, he did not defraud the company. The justices will also look at whether sskilling got a fair trial in Houston because of the publicity before the trial.

Skilling is serving a 24-year prison term. A decision on his appeal could take months.