Sheldon Silver's case set the precedent. Now another politician is looking for a second chance in his corruption case.

Former State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos was convicted on extortion, bribery and conspiracy charges in 2015.

He was sentenced to five years in prison, but has since remained free on appeal.

Now his attorneys are asking for a new trial.

They are citing the same Supreme Court ruling that helped win Silver a new trial.

That Virginia case narrowed the legal definition of political corruption.

Prosecutors in the Skelos lawsuit have filed paperwork of their own seeking to uphold his conviction.

Silver, the former state Assembly Speaker, is expected to be tried again sometime next spring.