As noted today in the Legal Ethics Forum blog, the U.S. Supreme Court today reversed a conviction involving the former accounting firm Arthur Andersen’s efforts to destroy documents that the prosecutors argued were important evidence in their investigation. Although criminal liability is generally beyond the scope of this blog, I often write about developments in electronic discovery, and the decision today by the U.S. Supreme Court is likely to be a necessary part of any discussion about the ramifications of destroying e-data in the course of a lawsuit or investigation.