Stay Up to Date on Former Governor Bob McDonnell’s Pending Case

See below for the updates re. former Governor Bob McDonnell’s pending case.

McDonnell v. United States

 

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
15-474 4th Cir.  TBD TBD TBD TBD OT 2015

Issue: Whether “official action” under the controlling fraud statutes is limited to exercising actual governmental power, threatening to exercise such power, or pressuring others to exercise such power, and whether the jury must be so instructed; or, if not so limited, whether the Hobbs Act and honest-services fraud statute are unconstitutional.

Date Proceedings and Orders
Aug 20 2015 Application (15A218) for a stay of the mandate, or in the alternative for release on bail pending the timely filing and disposition of a petition for a writ of certiorari, submitted to The Chief Justice.
Aug 24 2015 Upon consideration of the application of counsel for the applicant, it is ordered that a response to the application be filed on or before Wednesday, August 26, 2015, by 4 p.m. It is further ordered that the issuance of the mandate of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in case No. 15-4019 is hereby stayed pending consideration of the response and further order of The Chief Justice or of the Court.
Aug 26 2015 Response to application from respondent United States filed.
Aug 27 2015 Reply of applicant Robert F. McDonnell filed.
Aug 31 2015 Application (15A218) referred to the Court.
Aug 31 2015 Application (15A218) granted by the Court. The application for stay of the mandate presented to The Chief Justice and by him referred to the Court is granted, and the issuance of the mandate of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in case No. 15-4019 is stayed pending the timely filing and disposition of a petition for a writ of certiorari. Should the petition for a writ of certiorari be denied, this stay shall terminate automatically. In the event the petition for a writ of certiorari is granted, the stay shall terminate upon the issuance of the judgment of this Court.
Oct 13 2015 Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due November 16, 2015)
Oct 16 2015 Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for the responhdent.
Oct 16 2015 Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for the petitioner.
Nov 12 2015 Order extending time to file response to petition to and including December 8, 2015.
Nov 13 2015 Brief amicus curiae of National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers filed.
Nov 16 2015 Brief amicus curiae of Republican Governors Public Policy Committee filed.
Nov 16 2015 Brief amici curiae of Former Federal Officials filed.
Nov 16 2015 Brief amicus curiae of American Center for Law and Justice filed.
Nov 16 2015 Brief amici curiae of Public Policy Advocates and Business Leaders filed.
Nov 16 2015 Brief amici curiae of Law Professors filed.
Nov 16 2015 Brief amici curiae of Former Attorneys General filed.
Nov 16 2015 Brief amici curiae of 60 Former State Attorneys General (non – Virginian) filed.
Nov 16 2015 Brief amici curiae of Virginia Law Professors filed.
Nov 16 2015 Brief amici curiae of Members of the Virginia General Assembly filed.
Nov 16 2015 Brief amici curiae of Benjamin Todd Jealous, et al. filed.
Dec 8 2015 Brief of respondent United States in opposition filed.
Dec 21 2015 Reply of petitioner Robert F. McDonnell filed.
Dec 22 2015 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 8, 2016.
Jan 11 2016 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 15, 2016.
Jan 15 2016 Petition GRANTED limited to Question 1 presented by the petition.
Feb 10 2016 Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for the petitioner.
Feb 12 2016 Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs in support of either party or of neither party received from counsel for the respondent.

 

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