Very important WaPo story: If the Supreme Court overturns the convictions of former Virginia governor Robert F. McDonnell, the decision could substantially narrow what is considered criminal public corruption and put the brakes on investigations of allegedly unscrupulous politicians across … Continue reading ?
Experts say Supreme Court’s decision in McDonnell case could narrow what is considered public corruption and stem future prosecutions.
I have some thoughts on the Supreme Court to grant cert in the case of Bob McDonnell. Clearly, the behavior of McDonnell was corrupt in a colloquial sense. But he does have a serious argument that it was not clearly illegal under federal law. Share
The U.S. Supreme Court has decided they will hear Bob McDonnell's appeal on his 2014 public corruption convictions. McDonnell appealed the verdicts on the basis that the definition of bribery was overly broad. The Obama administration...Show More Summary
The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to take up the case of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R), who in October urged the justices to review his multiple convictions on federal corruption charges. The justices' decision to hear...Show More Summary
Bob McDonnell's appeal of his public corruption convictions is one of eight cases the court agreed to hear on Friday. In another case, Microsoft is fending off a suit by Xbox 360 owners.
Former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell was sentenced to two years in prison after being found guilty of 11 charges of corruption in 2014. However, he hasn't reported to jail yet, as the Supreme Court was deliberating whether to consider his appeal. Today, the justices decided it would be a good... More »
The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell’s appeal of his conviction on bribery charges.
The Supreme Court said Friday it would hear the political corruption case of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and decide if it was a crime for the state's chief executive to secretly take $170,000 in cash and gifts from a wealthy businessman to help promote an untested dietary supplement made...
There were Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal and Senator Joni Ernst from Iowa and then governors Bob McDonnell of Virginia and Mitch Daniels of Indiana. And who could forget Florida Senator Marco Rubio and his awkward water break? AndShow More Summary
Federal authorities said the former Virginia governor’s conviction “breaks no new ground.”
The 4 th Circuit Court of Appeals has unanimously affirmed the conviction for federal corruption against former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell. Unless the U.S. Supreme Court or the entire 4 th Circuit issues a stay, it now looks likely that the former governor will have to report to federal prison. Show More Summary
Richmond Times-Dispatch: Former lawyers for Democratic presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton are among the signers of 11 amicus briefs backing former Gov. Bob McDonnell’s appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court. The high court could decide before the new year … Continue reading ?
Former state attorneys general, governors and others support the former Virginia governor
But Terry McAuliffe’s PAC is no richer than Bob McDonnell’s was four years ago.
The last few years have been dismal for Virginia Republicans. Both of Virginia’s U.S. senators are Democrats. Its governor is a Democrat. The last GOP governor, Bob McDonnell, went from rising star and potential presidential aspirant to disgraced felon. The one bright spot, if a loss can be called “bright,” was the 2014 Senate race […]
Thanks to the U.S. Supreme Court, former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) will be sitting out his prison sentence for a while longer. On Monday, the court agreed to temporarily delay an appellate court judgment that effectively would have required McDonnell to report to prison for his multiple convictions on corruption charges. Show More Summary
Via Chris Geidner comes this order from the Supreme Court keeping Virginia ex-governor Bob McDonnell out of jail pending a Supreme Court decision whether or not to hear his case after he lost in the trial court and the 4th … Continue reading ?
Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) got a brief reprieve from Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts on Monday. Now, he wants a much longer one. The governor-turned-felon is asking Roberts to let him stay out of prison on bail while he pursues a full appeal of his conviction on corruption charges before the Supreme Court. Show More Summary
In a short order issued Monday, Chief Justice John Roberts spared former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell from prison while he appeals his case to the Supreme Court. The request from McDonnell's lawyers arrived at the Supreme Court on Friday...Show More Summary