Statement of Abbe David Lowell Regarding Senator Robert Menendez
July 19, 2017
The unanimous McDonnell decision by the Supreme Court fundamentally changed the legal landscape since the senator's original indictment. The ruling, which clarified the law in preventing prosecutorial overreach, has subsequently been echoed by other lower courts. It is both reasonable and legally prudent to ask for his case to be reviewed under that lens.
Senator Menendez has always acted in accordance with the law and is confident that he will be vindicated when all of the facts are heard. Today's filing is just another step in that process.