They also ask, why has no Democrat sponsored a bill to stop Ken Lay’s conviction being vacated by his death? Well, that seems simple enough to explain. Doing so would require a spine as well as acting on behalf of the people rather than their own class interest. If Lay’s conviction is vacated, those pursuing legal claims against his estate will have a much harder time but no one in Congress seems to care much about that. The ruling class protects its own.