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Supreme Court Rules on State Policies and Federal Criminal Law

This week the U.S. Supreme Court ruled, partly on federalism grounds, that state and local officials cannot be convicted of accepting gratuities under a federal anti-corruption law. The majority opinion noted that “the carefully calibrated policy decisions that the States and local governments have made about gratuities would be gutted if we were to accept the Government’s [position].” Read more here; read the opinion here.