The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's appeal of his corruption convictions on April 27.
McDonnell, Virginia's governor from 2010-14, was convicted in September 2014, along with his wife, Maureen, of doing political favors in exchange for gifts and loans. Shortly after, he was sentenced to two years in prison. His wife was sentenced to a year and a day, and both are free pending the outcome of their appeals.
In January, the high court said it would hear his case, while Marueen's lower court appeals case is on hold pending the outcome of his.
McDonnell is set to argue that he was convicted based on an overly broad definition of bribery. However, his chance to win his appeal might have died with conservative Justice Antonin Scalia.
The ruling of the 4th U.S. Circuit of Appeals upheld McDonnell's conviction, a ruling that will be upheld if the justices deadlock.