"Courts are hesitant to override a trial judge's venue decision," a professor at the University of Dayton's School of Law said.
But the dissenting opinion http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/business/7079405.htmlon the issue by Justice Sonia Sotomayor was less predictable. It echoed many of the arguments of Skilling's defense team, including the impact of the company's 2001 collapse on Houston, the "relentless" local media coverage and the relatively speedy jury selection process before the 2005 trial.
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