Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell won’t have to wait behind bars to hear if the U.S. Supreme Court will review his public corruption conviction. McDonnell is set to serve a two-year sentence after a series of appeals court defeats, but has until early November to file a petition to the Supreme Court. One year ago, McDonnell and his wife were convicted of accepting gifts and loans from a wealthy vitamin executive, for whom they agreed to do favors. McDonnell’s wife also will avoid jail while she appeals her convictions to a federal three-judge panel this fall.