Catherine Thompson

Catherine Thompson is a reporter for Talking Points Memo. Before joining TPM, she worked as a research assistant to investigative reporter Wayne Barrett. She is a graduate of New York University, where she served as the deputy managing editor of NYU's student newspaper, the Washington Square News. She can be reached at

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There's a possibility that convicted Virginia ex-Gov. Bob McDonnell may not be going to prison this month after all.

The Supreme Court ruled Monday that prosecutors have until 4 p.m. ET Wednesday to file a response to McDonnell's request to remain free pending his appeal, allowing him to stay out from behind bars temporarily, Richmond TV station WWBT reported. A federal appeals court last week rejected the former governor's request to remain free pending that appeal.

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