Skelos Ruling Adds Piece To Post-McDonnell Puzzle

By Jody Godoy (September 27, 2017, 9:15 PM EDT) -- The Second Circuit's ruling vacating convictions of ex-New York lawmaker Dean Skelos and his son gives them a chance at a redo and other defendants another glimpse into how courts view the U.S. Supreme Court ruling overturning the conviction of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell.

The ruling on Tuesday found that faulty jury instructions undermined guilty verdicts against the former New York State Senate Majority Leader and his son, Adam. The court found jury instructions at trial clashed with the 2016 McDonnell ruling, which found over-broad charges in McDonnell's case would criminalize a broad swath of legislative activity. The high court...

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