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Andrew McBride Weighs in on Former Governor Bob McDonnell’s Bond Appeal to Fourth Circuit

Richmond Times-Dispatch
January 15, 2015

Andrew G. McBride, chair of Wiley Rein’s Appellate Practice, was quoted in an article published yesterday in the Richmond Times-Dispatch about former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell, who has asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit to release him on bond pending his appeal of 11 corruption convictions.

According to the article, a federal district judge denied Mr. McDonnell’s request for bond earlier this week, setting up the possibility that the bond petition could end up in front of Supreme Court of the United States Chief Justice John Roberts, Jr.

“If the Fourth Circuit denies, [Mr. McDonnell] would file a petition with Chief Justice Roberts,” Mr. McBride said.  “Roberts could grant it alone, but I think in a case like this, his usual procedure would be to circulate it to the court for a vote.”

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