U.S. SUPREME COURT EXPRESSES EXTREME SKEPTICISM OVER FORMER GOVERNOR MCDONNELL’S CONVICTIONS

Originial Article: The Bearing Drift Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell had his day in court Wednesday as his lawyer, Noel J. Francisco, presented McDonnell’s case before the highest court in the land. Speaking before the Supreme Court justices, Francisco laid out the case that his client should not have been convicted because he did not “make a government decision or urge someone else to do so,” and added that the corruption laws were not meant to be “comprehensive codes of ethical conduct.” Lyle Denniston at SCOTUS Blog wrote, “At the center of …

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Friends, As you have probably seen from all the media stories, the United States Supreme Court arguments went well. Many prominent Supreme Court reporters, such as Robert Barnes at The Washington Post (http://wpo.st/p4TX1) and Adam Liptak at The New York Times (http://nyti.ms/1NTAsv7 ) are speculating that the nation’s highest court is likely to overturn the conviction. We are so thankful for all of your prayers and support. Governor McDonnell, on the steps of the Supreme Court building yesterday, expressed his sincere gratitude to everyone who has supported him during the …

Positive News the lower court could overturn Conviction !

Lots of positive press!! Associated Press (via Fox News): Supreme Court could overturn McDonnell corruption case http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/04/27/supreme-court-could-overturn-mcdonnell-corruption-case.html “The Supreme Court seems likely to overturn the conviction of Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell on political corruption charges and place new limits on the reach of federal bribery laws.” Reuters: U.S. justices question ex-Virginia governor’s prosecution http://news.trust.org/item/20160427151859-0z793 “U.S. Supreme Court justices on Wednesday expressed doubts about the corruption convictions of former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell. During the one-hour argument, several justices signaled that McDonnell’s action in taking $177,000 in gifts and loans from …

Former Gov. Bob McDonnell Starts Company, Does Volunteer Work While Living in Limbo

Tomorrow marks the culmination of our efforts to clear Bob’s name. Today’s story in the VA Pilot reflects his faith, hope and determination. Please pray for all. (article reprinted form the Virginian-Pilot article, posted April 25, 2016) Former Gov. Bob McDonnell starts company, does volunteer work while living in limbo By Patrick Wilson The Virginian-Pilot Former Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, are greeted by the rector of the Basilica of Saint Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Fr. Jim Curran before the Palm Sunday mass at in Norfolk …

Less Than One Week Away Until Gov. McDonnell Presents His Case To The Nation’s Highest Court

Friends and supporters, We are now less than one week away until Gov. McDonnell presents his case in front of the nation’s highest court – the United States Supreme Court. In these last several days, the case has again started attracting attention from the nation’s media, and this will only escalate through the weekend, culminating in next Wednesday’s hearing. In addition to stories from around Virginia and Washington DC, on Monday The Wall Street Journal, in a post on its Law Blog by lead legal writer Jacob Gershman, stated that …

Let’s Pray For The Supreme Court Justices, Attorneys, Governor Bob McDonnell And Family

Governor Bob McDonnell’s only request when asked what the public can do for him has been prayer. With only 2 weeks left until the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) hears the oral arguments in the case at 10 am on April 27, we are asking you to pray each day for 14 days for each of the Supreme Court justices. We encourage that you pray for each leader by name. We pray that God pours out a spirit of wisdom to rest on each of them. Help them …

Bob McDonnell Team Files Reply Brief With U.S. Supreme Court Today

Brief Argues That Government Overstepped Scope Of Federal Corruption Laws; Also Slams Federal Prosecutors For Displaying “Extraordinary Disregard” For Unanimous Supreme Court Decisions in Seeking to “Brandish Open-Ended Felonies” WASHINGTON, DC (April 13, 2016) – Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell’s legal team filed its Reply Brief with the nation’s highest court today, arguing that in convicting McDonnell, the U.S. government dramatically overstepped the bounds of federal corruption laws and that federal prosecutors displayed “extraordinary disregard” for unanimous Supreme Court decisions in seeking to “brandish open-ended felonies.” Today’s brief is in …

One Month Until the U.S. Supreme Court Hears Governor McDonnell’s Case

Friends, We are less than one month until the U.S. Supreme Court hears Governor McDonnell’s case. One of the new amicus briefs filed by the James Madison Center for Free Speech (“Madison Center”) is especially important right now in our country’s history because it states that if the definition of quid pro quo that was applied to Gov. McDonnell’s case is allowed to stand, this would criminalize not only politics, but also elections as well. And this, during one of the most important presidential elections of our time… The Madison …

UPDATES Overwhelming Support for former Governor Bob McDonnell

Friends, Last week, we learned that the US Supreme Court will hear Governor Bob McDonnell’s important case on April 27. This week, we witnessed an unprecedented and incredible show of national support for Bob, when hundreds of the country’s top legal minds, scholars, political figures from both parties, business leaders, advocacy groups, civil rights leaders and other policy makers filed 13 compelling amicus briefs with the US Supreme Court – all stating that Bob’s conviction must be overturned. The 13 amicus briefs include an array of interests representing virtually every …

13 Amicus Briefs to Support Former Governor Bob McDonnell

See below for the most recent Amicus Briefs supporting former Governor Bob McDonnell: 15-474 The American Center for Law and Justice in Support of Petitioner 15-474 Virginia Law Professors in Support of the Petitioner 15-474 Public Policy Advocates and Business Leaders in Support of Petitioner 15-474 Republican Governors Public Policy Committee in Support of Petitioner 15-474 Law Professors in Support of Petitioner 15-474 The American Center for Law and Justice in Support of Petitioner 15-474 The American Center for Law and Justice in Support of Petitioner 15-474 Brief of Benjamin Todd …