Federal appeals court in California reconsiders Barry Bonds' obstruction of justice conviction

Barry Bonds is getting another chance to erase his felony conviction for obstruction of justice.

His lawyer on Thursday urged a special 11-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to overturn the conviction stemming from his 2003 appearance before a grand jury. A jury in 2011 convicted him for giving a rambling answer to a question about whether he received injections from someone other than his doctor.

Bonds' lawyers argue that prosecutors should have asked the question again if they were unsatisfied with the answer.

A three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit upheld the conviction, but the court agreed to reconsider the case and have it decided by the 11-judge panel.