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SCOTUS says McDonnell stays free for now

SCOTUS says McDonnell stays free for now

Supreme Court Justice John Roberts granted Bob McDonnell a temporary reprieve Monday, saying the former Virginia governor can stay out of prison while the court hears arguments on the issue. The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals was set to issue a mandate this week that would soon force McDonnell to start his two-year federal sentence. Roberts stayed that mandate Monday, saying in a court order that he wants government prosecutors to brief the court no later than Wednesday afternoon on why they believe McDonnell should start his sentence now. That doesn't mean the high court will take McDonnell's case, which is the ex-governor’s last chance to wipe away his conviction...

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