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McDonnell v. United States

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Docket nos.  15–474
Opinion announcement  Opinion announcement
Citations  579 U.S. ___ (more)
Date  2016
Full case name  Robert F. McDonnell, Petitioner v. United States
Majority  Roberts, joined by unanimous

Supreme court decision mcdonnell v united states


McDonnell v. United States, 579 U.S. ___ (2016), was a United States Supreme Court case concerning the appeal of former Virginia Governor Robert F. McDonnell's conviction under the Hobbs Act. At issue on appeal was whether the definition of "official act" within the federal bribery statutes encompassed the actions for which McDonnell had been convicted, and whether the jury had been properly instructed on this definition at trial.

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Mcdonnell v united states oral argument april 27 2016


Opinion of the Court

Chief Justice John Roberts authored the unanimous opinion. McDonnell's conviction was vacated on the grounds that the meaning of "official act" does not include merely setting up a meeting, calling another public official, or hosting an event.

References

McDonnell v. United States Wikipedia


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