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UDALL / SANDERS: The Threat to American Democracy

On Monday, we will vote on our constitutional amendment on campaign finance reform. But we won’t stop there. We must develop an unprecedented grass-roots movement in all 50 states to make it clear to Congress and the Supreme Court that buying
added Sep 8, 2014 15:45

Theodore Olson: Harry Reid Rewrites the First Amendment

The rhetoric of these would-be constitutional reformers is focused on two Supreme Court decisions: Citizens United v. FEC (2010) and McCutcheon v. FEC (2014). In Citizens United, the court struck down a law prohibiting unions and corporations from using
The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition
added Sep 8, 2014 15:43

[Virginia] Gifts Scandal

Key Players...Kilgore, represented Rock Creek Pharmaceuticals, then a subsidiary of Star Scientific, in seeking grants from the tobacco commission for university research on Anatabloc, Star's dietary supplement. Kilgore has said that the company missed th
Richmond (VA) Times-Dispatch
added Sep 4, 2014 17:22

[Virginia] Former Va. Gov. Bob McDonnell convicted on public corruption charge

As the gifts were being given, the McDonnells attended various Anatabloc promotional events and hosted a luncheon at the governor's mansion that the company billed as a product launch. Williams also was allowed to invite several of his associates to a rec
AP - Associated Press
added Sep 4, 2014 17:19

[Virginia] Robert McDonnell guilty of 11 corruption counts

defense attorneys noted, accurately, that even Williams himself did not describe an explicit, corrupt bargain ... noted that Williams was testifying with generous immunity agreements, which they said motivated him to lie about his relationship with the Mc
The Washington Post
added Sep 4, 2014 17:14
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[Virginia] Bob McDonnell convicted on 11 of 13 counts, Maureen McDonnell on 9 of 13

The government case... sought to tie them in time to the Aug. 30, 2011 Anatabloc luncheon at the Executive Mansion and a Feb. 29, 2012, health care leaders reception, also at the mansion, that the Star Scientific executive crashed with two dozen associate
Richmond (VA) Times-Dispatch
added Sep 4, 2014 17:11

Virginia Jury Finds Former Gov. Bob McDonnell and Maureen Guilty

Former Star Scientific CEO Jonnie Williams, the prosecution’s star witness, spent 15 hours on the stand detailing how he felt his relationship with the McDonnells was a business one and that he expected some kind of quid pro quo for his generosity.
TIME Magazine
added Sep 4, 2014 17:06

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell Found Guilty of Corruption

Star Scientific, the company led by Williams, manufactures dietary supplements. In June—perhaps in reaction to bad press—the company decided to change its name to Rock Creek Pharmaceuticals.
added Sep 4, 2014 17:04
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Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell Convicted on Corruption Charges

In turn, the McDonnells became Star Scientific boosters. Maureen went so far as to pitch Antabloc to prospective first lady Ann Romney, telling her it could help her MS.
Mother Jones Magazine
added Sep 4, 2014 17:01

[Virginia] Frmr. Gov. Bob McDonnell and Wife Found Guilty on Corruption Charges

Count One: … McDonnell and the governor's office provided "favorable official action" for Star Scientific as opportunities arose, including arranging meetings for Star Scientific and Jonnie Williams with state officials, and hosting an event at the govern
added Sep 4, 2014 16:59
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