Veteran Justice Dept. attorney to handle
By Andy Vuong
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Article Last Updated: 08/13/2008 03:50:33 PM MDT
A veteran Department of Justice attorney who has argued 100
cases before the U.S. Supreme Court will handle the appellate
review of former Qwest chief executive Joe Nacchio's illegal
U.S. Attorney for Colorado Troy Eid announced today that Edwin
Kneedler, principal deputy solicitor general for the Justice
Department, will argue the rare full-court appeal for the
government in Nacchio's case before the 10th Circuit Court of
Appeals in Denver.
"We wanted the best and got him," Eid said in a written
statement. "Ed Kneedler argued his 100th case in the U.S.
Supreme Court earlier this year — one of just eight people in
history to do so."
Kneedler, 62, is based in
The oral argument in Nacchio's appeal is set for Sept. 25.
Nacchio was convicted on 19 counts of illegal insider trading
last year. A three-judge appellate panel overturned the
conviction, but the entire 10th Circuit has agreed to review the
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