Slate's Amicus with Dahlia Lithwick: This is Not Corruption
May 4, 2016 1:16 PM - Subscribe

This week, the Supreme Court heard arguments in McDonnell v. U.S., the former Virginia governor's appeal of his 2014 corruption conviction. On this episode, former federal judge Nancy Gertner tells Dahlia why she believes McDonnell should walk free.
posted by kanewai (1 comment total)
I love amicus. I liked this episode. I disagreed with the decision and the politics behind it and the message it sent until I listened to Judge Gertner explain the legal perspective - basically, if you want something to be illegal, you need to make a law against it, not try to shoehorn it into a different law.

That makes sense to me. What I don't have, though, is context for how the rest of law works. It seems like shoehorning is just fine to people in some situations!
posted by rebent at 7:39 PM on May 4, 2016

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