Supreme Court Throws Out Bob McDonnell’s Federal Conviction

  AP Photo/Andrew Harnik 27 June 2016 by Ken Klukowski WASHINGTON—On the last day of its annual term, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously threw out the federal bribery conviction of former Governor Bob McDonnell from Virginia. Chief Justice John Roberts summarized the case for the Supreme Court in McDonnell v. United States, beginning: In 2014, … More Supreme Court Throws Out Bob McDonnell’s Federal Conviction

Political corruption on the docket for the last case of the SCOTUS term

April 30, 2016 By Cara L. Gallagher Oral arguments for the last case of the Supreme Court’s term were this week. The case,  McDonnell v. U.S., was about ethics and potential corruption between a donor and the former governor of Virginia. The timeliness of this case is not lost on this citizen of Illinois, where we should probably … More Political corruption on the docket for the last case of the SCOTUS term