Moyers & Company: Morning Reads: Friction Over Dem Platform; SCOTUS Says McDonnell Corrupt, Just Not Corrupt Enough

John Light
Jun 28, 2016
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The definition of corruption gets even narrower: In a decision written by Chief Justice John Roberts, the Supreme Court unanimously overturned the corruption conviction of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell. Even though he took bribes, the court said, McDonnell didn’t do enough in exchange for those bribes to merit his sentence. Tara Malloy of the Campaign Legal Center said, “Today’s ruling makes it even more difficult to protect our democracy from attempts by officeholders to peddle political access and influence to the highest bidder. This entire case could have been avoided if Virginia had taken the necessary and vital steps to prohibit the receipt of huge gifts from people who have business before the government.”

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