Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell leaving the federal courthouse in downtown Richmond, Va. in 2015.

Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell leaving the federal courthouse in downtown Richmond, Va. in 2015.

In 2014 former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell – and his wife Maureen – were convicted in a sensational corruption case. A jury found that the loans, gowns and luxury goods the couple received from businessman Jonnie Williams, Sr. constituted corruption. An appeal court panel agreed, so many legal scholars wonder why the Supreme Court Agreed to hear the case. Ahead of arguments we review the case and the potential effect the forthcoming decision could have on politicians nationwide.

Guests

  • Randall Eliason Professorial Lecturer in Law, George Washington University Law School; former Chief of the Public Corruption/Government Fraud, D.C. U.S. Attorney's Office; writer

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