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May 6, 2016

The Supreme Court Is Fixing To Let Political Corruption Run Rampant

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell was convicted by a federal jury in September 2014, after he was caught participating in one of the most cut-and-dry examples found in the political corruption textbook. A lengthy investigation proved that McDonnell and Jonnie Williams, the former CEO of Star Scientific, essentially engaged in a straight-up exchange of money for potentially lucrative political favors. Now, however, McDonnell’s appeals have taken his case to the Supreme Court, where — believe it or not — a majority of justices seem predisposed to overturning his conviction, and decimating anti-corruption laws.

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