A federal judge today delayed the retrial of former Jack Abramoff associate Kevin Ring, giving the Supreme Court time to rule on a set of cases that could affect the charges against the one-time lobbyist.
Ring’s legal team from Miller & Chevalier asked for a continuance so the Supreme Court could decide a trio of cases touching on the honest services statute which prosecutors used to indict Ring. After a short hearing this morning, U.S. District Judge Ellen Segal Huvelle agreed to move the new trial date from June 21 to July 26. The Supreme Court’s last non-argument date this term is June 28.
Ring lawyer Andrew Wise declined to comment.