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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

yesterdayNews : 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.

yesterdayNews : 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

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 › ]

OF COURSE, THE REAL MISSION WAS TO PUT THE STATE IN THE HANDS OF A HILLARY CRONY BEFORE THE 2016 ELE…

OF COURSE, THE REAL MISSION WAS TO PUT THE STATE IN THE HANDS OF A HILLARY CRONY BEFORE THE 2016 ELECTION, SO OVERALL THE PROSECUTION WAS STILL A SUCCESS: Supreme Court vacates Bob McDonnell’s convictions; says concern was not with ‘tawdry tales’ but with government’s ‘boundless interpretation’ of bribery law. Like the lawfare against Tom […]

SCOTUS Unanimously Overturns Conviction of Anti-Gay Former VA Gov. Bob McDonnell

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court on Monday overturned the conviction of anti-gay former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell, who had been sentenced to two years in prison for corruption.  Via The NY Times:  “Setting up a meeting, calling anothe… Read The post SCOTUS Unanimously Overturns Conviction of Anti-Gay Former VA Gov. Bob McDonnell appeared first on Towleroad.

With Supreme Court's help, Virginia's Bob McDonnell avoids prison

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) was supposed to spent years behind bars. Thanks to the Supreme Court, that's not going to happen.

And The Other SCOTUS Cases...Guns And McDonnell

Two other Supreme Court decisions were handed down this morning. The Supreme Court unanimously overturned the conviction of Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell for corruption, agreeing with him that while he received expensive gifts...Show More Summary

Lawyer for Ex-Gov. Bob McDonnell Savors High Court Victory

Law Blog chats with Jones Day partner Noel Francisco, who successfully represented former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell before the Supreme Court.

Supreme Court Throws Out Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's Conviction

yesterdayNews : The Two-Way

McDonnell was sentenced to two years in prison after he was convicted of public corruption. The high court, however, ruled the government used too-broad an interpretation of the federal bribery law.

BREAKING: SCOTUS Unanimously Vacates Gov. Bob McDonnell's Bribery Conviction

The Supreme Court may have ruled unfavorably to those who value human life, but for family and friends of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell—it...

High court overturns former Virginia governor’s conviction

WASHINGTON — A unanimous Supreme Court on Monday overturned the bribery conviction of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell in a ruling that could make it harder for prosecutors to bring corruption cases against elected officials. Continue reading ? The post High court overturns former Virginia governor’s conviction appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Supreme Court overturns conviction for former Va. Gov. McDonnell

yesterdayNews : NY Daily News

A unanimous Supreme Court has overturned the corruption conviction of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell in a ruling that makes it harder to prosecute elected officials accused of bribery.

The ex-governor of Virginia, Bob McDonnell, gets his conviction overturned by the Supreme Court — unanimously.

SCOTUSblog reports:An official act in the statutes at issue is a decision or action on a question, matter, cause, suit, proceeding or controversy.... That question or matter must involve a formal exercise of governmental power and must also be something specific and focused -- that is, pending or may by law be brought before a public official. Show More Summary

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