[JURIST] The US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals [officials website] on Friday overturned [opinion, PDF] the corruption conviction of Vic Kohring, a former Republican member of the Alaska State Legislature [official website]. Kohring was caught on tape accepting cash from Bill Allen, an executive for Alaskan oil services and engineering company VECO Corp. [official website]. The court held that Kohring was unfairly denied access to evidence which would have helped his defense, including information which casts doubt on Allen’s credibility:[E]vidence…