What Does It Mean to ‘Exert Pressure’ Under McDonnell?

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

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Author(s) , Brant Biddle

McDonnell v. United States provided a small dose of clarity to the issue of “official acts” under federal anti-bribery law, but confusion remains regarding some issues, such as what it means to “exert pressure.” The ambiguity left in McDonnell’s wake means that criminal defense lawyers will be responsible for waging the fight to clarify the boundaries of corruption prosecutions.

The full article "What Does It Mean to ‘Exert Pressure’ Under McDonnell?" was published in NACDL Magazine The Champion on December 1, 2022 (login required).