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SCOTUS on a roll: Overturns corrupt governor's conviction

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Washington (AFP) - The US Supreme Court on Monday unanimously vacated the conviction corruption of former Virginia governor Robert McDonnell and ordered a retrial -- a ruling that will make it harder to prosecute public officials for alleged misdeeds.

Chief Justice John Roberts delivered the court's 8-0 opinion in favor of McDonnell, ordering the matter back to the lower courts to consider whether the evidence is strong enough for a retrial.


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