How the Supreme Court Has Reined in Federal Prosecutors

, The National Law Journal

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Federal prosecutors have taken it on the chin in recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions that pushed back against the government’s expansive reading of federal criminal laws. The latest setback came Thursday, when a federal appeals court voided the corruption conviction of a once-powerful New York state Assembly speaker. Here's a snapshot of the McDonnell decision and other rulings, four of which were issued by the Roberts Court, that restricted prosecution offices.

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