Feds may ask Supreme Court to reinstate Bonds’ conviction 

click to enlarge In this March 10, 2014, file photo, former San Francisco Giants Barry Bonds chats to the dugout during a spring training baseball game in Scottsdale, Ariz. Bonds' obstruction of justice conviction reversed by 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday, April 22, 2015. - AP PHOTO/CHRIS CARLSON, FILE
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  • In this March 10, 2014, file photo, former San Francisco Giants Barry Bonds chats to the dugout during a spring training baseball game in Scottsdale, Ariz. Bonds' obstruction of justice conviction reversed by 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday, April 22, 2015.
Federal prosecutors are considering whether to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to reinstate Barry Bonds’ obstruction of justice conviction.

On Tuesday, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in San Francisco asked the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which overturned the conviction last week, not to return the case to district court for final procedures.

Prosecutors say they are deliberating whether to recommend to the solicitor general that a petition be filed with the Supreme Court.

The deadline for asking the Supreme Court to take the case is July 22, unless an extension of up to 60 days is requested and granted.

Prosecutors say Dennis Riordan, Bonds’ appellate lawyer, told them he did not object to the motion to stay the mandate. — AP

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