Cause of Action, a government accountability group which filed an amicus brief in John L. Yates v. United States, released a statement today on the Supreme Court’s decision to hear the case:

Yates v. U.S. is an opportunity for the Supreme Court to check government over-reach and over-criminalization.  A fisherman who allegedly threw overboard some undersized fish should not be prosecuted and imprisoned under a law written to prevent big corporate executives from shredding documents to cover financial fraud.

Cause of Action looks forward to supporting Mr. Yates.