The United States Supreme Court (motto: "eight is enough") unanimously overturned the conviction of former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell.
This conviction always troubled us. We had some very tangential contact with the defense- and the defense lawyers did a great job protecting the record for appeal. If you have a chance, read the opinion here.
As DOM said on his blog, hopefully the fact that the U.S. Supreme Court had to first reverse the decisions of the District Court and Appellate Court in denying McDonnell an appellate bond will catch the attention of the lower courts.
Getting an appellate bond in federal court these days is about as easy as finding a parking spot at the REGJB at 9:30 on a Monday morning.
See you in court. Long weekend coming up.
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