Afternoon round-up: Voisine and McDonnell
on Jun 27, 2016 at 5:48 pm
This morning the Court issued a unanimous decision in McDonnell v. United States, invalidating the federal corruption convictions of former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell. Coverage of the opinion comes from Lyle Denniston for this blog, Amy Howe at her own blog, Eyder Peralta of NPR, Pete Williams of NBC News, Lydia Wheeler of The Hill, Ariane de Vogue and Tal Kopan of CNN, Adam Liptak of The New York Times, Lawrence Hurley and David Ingram of Reuters, Fredreka Schouten of USA Today, Brent Kendall of The Wall Street Journal, Robert Barnes of The Washington Post, Chris Cillizza of The Washington Post, David G. Savage of the Los Angeles Times, Sam Hananel of the Associated Press, Chris Geidner of BuzzFeed, Josh Gerstein of Politico, Greg Stohr and David McLaughlin of Bloomberg, Cristian Farias of The Huffington Post, Debra Cassens Weiss of ABA Journal, Daniel Fisher of Forbes, Ben Mathis-Lilley of Slate, and Bill Mears of Fox News.
Commentary on the ruling comes from Ellen Podgor for White Collar Crime Prof Blog, Rick Hasen of Election Law Blog, William Gray for Issue One, Marina Koran of The Atlantic, Andrew Prokop for Vox, Alan Greenblatt for Governing, and Tim Lynch for Cato at Liberty.
The Court also issued an opinion in Voisine v. United States, finding that a domestic-violence conviction is a misdemeanor crime of violence for purposes of limiting access to firearms. Coverage of the opinion comes from Carrie Johnson of NPR, Lydia Wheeler of The Hill, Ariane de Vogue of CNN, Brent Kendall of The Wall Street Journal, Ann Marimow of The Washington Post, Greg Stohr of Bloomberg, and Melissa Jeltsen of The Huffington Post, with commentary coming from German Lopez of Vox and Inae Oh of Mother Jones, as well as Stephanie Mencimer.