Many of the 14 charges being brought against former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell fall under the federal Hobbs Act. GWU law professor Randall Eliason explains how the law applies in this case and how it has been used in the past.
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Taylor Branch argues that while we invoke Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s name frequently, few understand the principles he championed or the history of race relations in America.
Advocates for open government have a long history of battling with the state of Virginia, but they were granted a small victory recently as the state Supreme Court has agreed to release audio of their oral arguments.
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