Brief filed: 03/07/2016
McDonnell v. United States
United States Supreme Court; Case No. 15-474
Decision below 792 F.3d 478 (4th Cir. July 10, 2015).
The lower courts’ interpretation of "official act" violates principles that limit the scope of broadly worded federal criminal statutes. The statutes at issue are impermissibly vague if they cannot be construed to limit the scope of "official act."
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