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Supreme Court Decision On McDonnell Opens Worrying New Horizons For Corruption

January 01, 1970 | Sunlight Foundation | News
The broader import of the Supreme Court’s judgment, however, goes far beyond the case of the McDonnells, who could be tried again. By narrowly defining what an official act is and raising the standard of evidence required for a conviction, this decision will erode the ability of prosecutors across the United States to make corruption cases stick in court.
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