Attorneys React To High Court's Political Bribery Ruling

Law360, New York (June 27, 2016, 7:42 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday established a new standard for bribery charges against politicians, overturning the corruption conviction of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and rejecting the government's broad definition of an "official act" that can support a bribery charge. Here, attorneys tell Law360 why the decision in McDonnell v. U.S. is significant.

Philip J. Bezanson, Bracewell LLP

"The McDonnell decision is an important reminder to prosecutors that distasteful conduct, on its own, should not be enough to seek an indictment or to sustain a conviction. The court made it pretty clear that political corruption prosecutions ought to present concrete...

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