Karen Cunagin Sypher peers out the window of a car as she leaves the courthouse Thursday.
The woman in prison for trying to extort UofL Coach Rick Pitino gets a chance to fight for her freedom.
A federal appeals court will hear Karen Sypher's case.
She is serving a seven year sentence at a Florida prison for trying to extort Pitino and for lying to the FBI, and retaliation against a witness.
Sypher is not expected to appear in court, herself.