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McCormick v. United States
United States Supreme Court
500 U.S. 257 (1991)
Robert McCormick (defendant) was a member of the West Virginia House of Delegates. He sponsored and/or supported various pieces of legislation that were to help foreign doctors keep their jobs in his state. After he did so, the doctors’ organization made donations to McCormick to help him get reelected. McCormick never promised official action in exchange for the donations. McCormick was indicted for extorting property under color of official right. The jury convicted him and the court of appeals affirmed. The United States Supreme Court granted certiorari.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (White, J.)
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