I've been thinking about Martha Stewart these days. I've read that she's considering serving her sentence pending appeal. And she's not planning on dropping the appeal. This is an interesting strategy. If Stewart was out on bail pending appeal and won her appeal, the likely result would be that she would be retried. But if she serves her sentence while awaiting appeal, would the government bother trying her again if she prevailed? I'm not an expert on criminal law, but if they did try her again and convicted her again, could she be given a longer sentence? I'm anxious to see how this plays out.