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New deadline set in Bob McDonnell case

Prosecutors must decide by Aug. 29 if they want to retry the former Virginia governor.

Prosecutors want month to consider Bob McDonnell ruling

The Supreme Court last month overturned the former Virginia governor’s corruption conviction.

“Appeals court asked to delay acting on former Gov. Bob McDonnell case”

Richmond Times-Dispatch: The U.S. Attorney’s Office is asking the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to hold off acting on last month’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling in the case of former Gov. Bob McDonnell for 30 days so both sides … Continue reading ?

The Supreme Court tells politicians how to take bribes without going to jail

AMONG the Supreme Court’s 38 unanimous decisions in the term that ended last month was a ruling overturning the corruption convictions of Bob McDonnell, the governor of Virginia from 2010 to 2014.

Abramoff Says Court Doesn’t Understand Corruption

“Jack Abramoff, the former superlobbyist who ended up in prison, said he fears the court’s unanimous decision to toss out the bribery conviction of Bob McDonnell, the ex-governor of Virginia, reflects a regrettable innocence about how things work in the [...]

On Washington: Is the Supreme Court Clueless About Corruption? Ask Jack Abramoff

3 weeks agoNews : NYTimes: News

Mr. Abramoff, an ex-lobbyist who ended up in prison, said the decision to toss out Bob McDonnell’s bribery conviction shows a poor understanding of the real world.

TIM KAINE: Uh oh. Hillary VP short-lister took the same sorts of gifts that Bob McDonnell did….

TIM KAINE: Uh oh. Hillary VP short-lister took the same sorts of gifts that Bob McDonnell did.

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“It’s time to move on. This man has paid the price.” — Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D), in an interview with WTOP, on former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) after the Supreme Court overturned his corruption conviction.

Bob McDonnell Is Responsible For A Lowered Crime Rate

The Supreme Court decides that at least one person gets to avoid prison.

Trump's 'Charity', Legalized Bribery, Corporate Sponsored Protests

Trump brags about giving to charity despite never actually giving, the Supreme Court rules that despite receiving bribes Gov. Bob McDonnell is not-guilty on corruption charges, and the BET Awards celebrates Black Lives while selling sponsorships.

Supreme Court Strikes Former Va. Gov's Corruption Conviction

A unanimous Supreme Court tossed out the criminal corruption conviction of former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell yesterday. McDonnell and his wife had been convicted of bribery after they pulled a few favors for a Virginia businessman who had given them $175,000 in gifts, loans, and more. But those favors......

Oops. Virginia Newspaper Headlines Wrong Governor In Corruption Case

Whoops. In the headline for an article about "McDonnell," the headline writers at the Free Lance Star in Fredericksburg, Virginia changed his name to "McCauliffe."? Bob McDonnell is the former Republican governor of Virginia. Terry McCauliffe is the current Democratic governor of Virginia. Show More Summary

Critics of McDonnell decision misstate the case

Those disappointed that former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell was not carted off to prison seem in many cases to misunderstand the Supreme Court’s decision. It does not make corruption convictions overly difficult; it reaffirms corruption law as it has operated for decades before the Obama Justice Department got hold of the McDonnell case. It was […]

Unanimous Decision: SCOTUS Overturns Bob McDonnell Decision

An 8-0 decision by the Supreme Court, and it seems that the prosecutors have done their damage in ruining the political career of a then-up-and-coming political star of the Republican Party. Photo by VCU CNS

Bob McDonnell case forces feds to use caution against corruption

last monthNews : NY Daily News

The Supreme Court’s overturning of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell’s conviction represents a major win for McDonnell and his wife.

The Supreme Court’s Bribery-Blessing McDonnell Decision

As the governor of Virginia, Bob McDonnell solicited a fifty-thousand-dollar “loan” from a nutraceutical entrepreneur named Jonnie R. Williams, Sr., and, minutes later, he texted an aide about making sure that Williams got meetings he wanted with Virginia state officials. Show More Summary

Court's ruling in Virginia bribery case is bad news for N.Y.

last monthNews : NY Daily News

The Supreme Court overturned a guilty verdict against ex-Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell who accepted gifts in return for political favors.

The Supreme Court just made it harder to go after politicians who put their offices up for sale

last monthHealth : Booster Shots

In overturning the criminal conviction of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, the Supreme Court has taken a distressingly narrow view of what constitutes political corruption. McDonnell, a Republican, opened the doors of state government wide to Jonnie R. Williams Sr., a businessman who admitted...

Supreme Court Overturns Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's Corruption Conviction

Analysts say the ruling will make it harder to bring future corruption charges against politicians. It is unclear if prosecutors will attempt to retry McDonnell. [ more › ]

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