Artikel: McDonnell and the Criminalization of Politics

The article begins with a discussion of the critique in order to put McDonnell in context. In particular, the author examines what is new in the debate over how the federal government should handle possible corruption, and the extent to which McDonnell is part of that shift.

Part I explores the critique in depth. Part II analyzes the Supreme Court’s decision in McDonnell and its background. As a unanimous decision, McDonnell may be of great significance in how the legal system treats the federal government’s role. Part III offers some speculation on the federal anticorruption enterprise going forward.

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