Virginia’s governor gets into a regional spat over Metro and the Silver Line. The D.C. Council advances one of the nation’s most generous paid leave policies. And a longtime Maryland state senator decides he won't retire amid a fight for his seat.
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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