The one criminal case taken up is the corruption conviction of former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell. The question presented is:
Under the federal bribery statute, Hobbs Act, and honest-services fraud statute, 18 U.S.C. §§ 201, 1346, 1951, it is a felony to agree to take "official action" in exchange for money, campaign contributions, or any other thing of value. The question presented is whether "official action" is limited to exercising actual governmental power, threatening to exercise such power, or pressuring others to exercise such power, and whether the jury must be so instructed; or, if not so limited, whether the Hobbs Act and honest-services fraud statute are unconstitutional.The Court declined a second question on jury voir dire and pretrial publicity.
Also taken up was law-enforcement-related civil case, Manuel v. City of Joliet, No. 14-9496. "The question presented is whether an individual's Fourth Amendment right to be free from unreasonable seizure continues beyond legal process so as to allow a malicious prosecution claim based upon the Fourth Amendment."
A long orders list will likely be issued Tuesday. (Monday is a government holiday.) If the usual pattern holds, all the grants are on today's list, and Tuesday's list will be all denials.