Hobbs Act

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Petitioner Robert McDonnell was elected the governor of Virginia in 2009. United States v. McDonnell, 792 F.3d 478, 486 (4th Cir. 2015). This case concerns contact McDonnell had with Jonnie Williams, who was CEO of Star Scientific, and the subsequent...

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Samuel Ocasio is a former officer of the Baltimore Police Department (“BPD”). United States v. Ocasio, 750 F.3d 399 (4th Cir. 2014). On March 9, 2011, Ocasio, along with ten other co-defendants, were indicted in the District of Maryland for being...

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Carlton & Harris Chiropractic (“Carlton & Harris”) is a West Virginia chiropractic office; PDR Network (“PDR”) sells healthcare products to doctors and other healthcare providers. Carlton & Harris Chiropractic, Inc. v. PDR Network et al. (“...

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Issue

Is the recommendation of an attorney considered "property" which can be extorted for purposes of federal anti-extortion law?

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Facts

The New York State Comptroller is the sole trustee for the Common Retirement Fund (“Fund...

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Roanoke, Virginia experienced a heightened level of crime between 2007 and 2010. See Brief for Petitioner, David Anthony Taylor at 4. Cocaine and marijuana trades enjoyed substantial profitability, leading to an associated increase in drug-...

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Beginning on June 16, 2014, Respondents Maurice Davis and Andre Levon Glover (“Davis and Glover”) conducted four robberies in and around Dallas, Texas over the course of several days. Brief for Petitioner, United States at 3, 6. In every robbery, the...