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Previewing SCOTUS arguments on reach of federal public-corruption laws


The Supreme Court starts a new round of oral arguments this Monday, beginning with a pair of political corruption cases, Ciminelli v. United States and Percoco v. United States.  SCOTUSblog has these previews of the coming arguments:

A sharp business deal or a federal crime? Justices will review what counts as fraud in government contracting.

Former aide to Andrew Cuomo wants court to narrow scope of federal bribery law

In addition, here are a few media previews:

From The Buffalo News, “Supreme Court to hear Ciminelli, Percoco appeals – and decide shape of federal corruption laws

From Reuters, “U.S. Supreme Court to weigh Cuomo-era New York corruption cases

From the Wall Street Journal, “The Supreme Court Gets a Fraud Test: The Justices hear two major cases on prosecutorial overreach.


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