Supreme Court Throws Out Bribery Conviction of Former VA Governor Bob McDonnell


McDonnell: This is a 'home run'

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Latest on the Supreme Court’s decision on the corruption conviction of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell

An attorney for former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell is calling the Supreme Court’s ruling a “home run.”

Noel J. Francisco said Monday that McDonnell’s legal team is delighted with the high court’s decision to overturn the former governor’s corruption conviction.

Francisco said the justices “completely embraced” the theory of McDonnell’s case and rejected the government’s argument. Francisco argued before the court on behalf of McDonnell in April.

The high court took no position on whether prosecutors may try McDonnell again. The case now returns to lower courts to decide that question.