Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Why the Supreme Court’s Decision on a Governor’s Corruption Conviction Matters

John G. Malcolm / / /

On Monday, the Supreme Court of the United States issued its ruling in the case involving former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, who—with his wife Maureen—had been convicted of public corruption charges.
Whether the government chooses to retry the McDonnells remains to be seen, but it seems doubtful.
The Supreme Court, in a unanimous opinion written by Chief Justice John Roberts, overturned the conviction, holding that the government’s definition of what constitutes an “official act” for purposes of the bribery statute was too broad and would raise significant constitutional concerns.  Whether the government chooses to retry the McDonnells remains to be seen, but it seems doubtful......To Read More...

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