Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell will remain free while he appeals his corruption convictions, a federal court ruled today. [read_more]
The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond said McDonnell’s appeal raises a substantial question of law or fact that “if decided in favor of the accused” is “important enough” to warrant reversal or a new trial.
The court also said McDonnell isn’t a flight risk or a danger to others and that the appeal isn’t just a delay tactic. It ordered that briefs in the case be filed by March 2 and set a May 12 hearing.