NMC – Sixth Circuit case on quid pro quo requirements under federal bribery statutes

Yesterday there was good news for Paul Minor on one issue: What nexus the federal government had to prove between the federal funds and the case on which the judges were influenced.

Thanks to an email from Habeas, I hear that the Sixth Circuit has decided a bribery case, United States v. Abbey, that will not represent good news for Minor (although it is excellent news for Goverorn Siegelman) on the issue of quid pro quo requirements and money in politics.