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62 S. Cal. L. Rev. 367 (1988-89)
The Guarantee Clause as a Basis for Federal Prosecutions of State and Local Officials

handle is hein.journals/scal62 and id is 379 raw text is: ARTICLES
THE GUARANTEE CLAUSE AS A
BASIS FOR FEDERAL
PROSECUTIONS OF STATE AND
LOCAL OFFICIALS
ADAM H. KURLAND
TABLE OF CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION    ..........................................  369
I. THE CURRENT STATUS OF FEDERAL
PROSECUTIONS OF STATE AND LOCAL
OFFICIALS .............................................  376
A. REASONS FOR FEDERAL INVOLVEMENT ............. 376
B. THE TRADITIONAL APPROACH TO FEDERAL
JURISDICTION AND THE CURRENT FEDERAL
STATUTES USED TO PROSECUTE STATE AND LOCAL
OFFICIAL  CORRUPTION  .............................  381
1.  The Hobbs Act ..................................  383
2.  The  Travel Act ..................................  385
3.  RICO  ...........................................  387
4.  M ail Fraud  .....................................  391
a. Use of the Mail Fraud statute prior to
M cNally  ....................................  392
b.  The McNally decision  .......................  399
C. THE PRESIDENT'S DOMESTIC POLICY COUNCIL'S
REPORT ON THE STATUS OF FEDERALISM IN AMERICA
AND ITS POSSIBLE IMPACT ON FEDERAL
PROSECUTIONS OF STATE AND LOCAL OFFICIALS.... 407
II. THE GUARANTEE CLAUSE AS A SOURCE OF
FEDERAL AUTHORITY TO PROSECUTE OFFICIAL
CORRUPTION    .........................................  415

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