Unanimous decision: Supreme Court vacates McDonnell ruling (Daily Press of Newport News)

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University of Mary Washington Political Science Professor Stephen J. Farnsworth called Monday’s decision “a nation-wide green light for donors seeking assistance for public officials, and for public officials willing to provide favors.”

“As long as the politician is careful not to offer too much direct assistance for the cash, the mutual back-scratching can continue,” Farnsworth said via email. “Anyone worried they would be the next McDonnell can rest easy today – and can keep collecting the checks.”

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