By Susan Bahorich
Despite how Wednesday's Supreme Court hearing appeared, one former federal and state prosecutor cautions that it's too early to call it a win for former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell.
Chuck James says, as a prosecutor, he tried not to read too much into questions from the bench. He did say this decision from the Supreme Court could set an unparalleled precedent.
"If I’m Governor McDonnell and his legal team, I feel better about my chance today than perhaps I did before the argument," explains James, a partner with the Williams Mullen law firm in Richmond.
James says a number of things could happen from here, such as the decision could be thrown out, there could be a new trial or the justices could affirm the sentence and McDonnell be forced to go to prison.