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The Supreme Court has agreed to hear former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell’s appeal on corruption charges and the implications of the court’s decision could reverberate well beyond the Commonwealth. Ethical guidelines for lawmakers and questions about when corruption comes into play can be fuzzy, at best. Federal rules are pretty clear, but states present a patchwork of guidance for lawmakers. We consider the potential for this local case to change how corruption is defined nationwide.
- Jessica Tillipman Assistant Dean for Field Placement and Professorial Lecturer in Law, The George Washington University Law School
- Gordon Witkin executive editor, the Center for Public Integrity
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