Time for the Supreme Court to Take a Case to Clarify When Campaign Contributions Can Be Bribes and Whether there is a Quid Pro Quo Requirement

As I’ve been working on the bribery portion of my forthcoming Examples and Explanations book, I went back and reread Dan Lowenstein’s masterful article,Daniel Lowenstein, When is a Campaign Contribution a Bribe?, in Public and Private Corruption (William C. Heffernan … Continue reading

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The Continuing Need for Supreme Court Clarification of the Line Between Campaign Contributions, Legitimate Political Activity, and Bribes

The well-known federal district judge, Myron Thompson, recently finished presiding over one of the largest and most important recent trials in which the Department of Justice’s Public Integrity Section sought to convict numerous state legislators and campaign contributors of federal … Continue reading

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