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  1. A Miscellany

    ... the legislative immunity front, according to an Associated Press article , a bill has unanimously passed the Nevada Senate Judiciary ... in support of state ethics reform, from an Associated Press article :  Some legislators have said that they need to ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2010-11-05 15:05 - 0 comments

  2. Holding Local Government Associations Accountable

    ... the Kentucky League of Cities (KLC). According to the press release on the KACo report , the state auditor "found a ... on KLC found a similar situation, as described in its press release : "a 'staff-driven' organization with weak board oversight and ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2010-03-11 08:45 - 0 comments

  3. Rhode Island Bill to Give Ethics Commission Back Its Jurisdiction Over Legislators

    ... but the public interest. According to a state house press release , both of the state's major good government groups, Common Cause ... is highly commendable. According to an Associated Press report , the bill is on tomorrow's agenda for the house judiciary ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2010-06-07 20:01 - 0 comments

  4. Former Detroit Mayor Convicted

    ... morning, according to an article in the Detroit Free Press , the jury entered its verdicts. Kilpatrick was convicted on 24 of 30 ... and several counts of extortion. The Free Press article says, "The defendants were accused of, among other things, ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2013-03-11 12:22 - 1 comment

  5. Detroit's Mayor Kilpatrick Piles His Unethical Behavior Skyscraper High

    ... According to an article in the Detroit Free Press , it all began with an extramarital affair with his chief of staff, ... The culprit, according to Kilpatrick, is the Detroit Free Press , which he says illegally obtained private phone conversations. “I ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2008-03-12 08:28 - 0 comments

  6. A Council Member Who's a Realtor, and Matters Affecting Property Values

    ... week, according to an article in Thursday's Asbury Park Press . The particular matter involved overnight parking restrictions ... brought the suit, but according to the Asbury Park Press article, another lawyer who opposed the plan "was pleased with the ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2013-06-22 13:28 - 0 comments

  7. The Office of Congressional Ethics Leaves Its Barn and the Congressional Black Caucus Tries to Rein It In

    ... point for the Black Caucus. According to Rep. Fudge's press release , the resolution does the following (the language in brackets is ... panel. Because this is not about, as the Fudge press release says, perfecting the process, making it free of politics, and ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2010-06-07 15:59

  8. Lawyer Exceptions and Preferential Treatment

    ... According to an editorial in the Press Democrat , the city council in Santa Rosa (CA), a city of about ... Ch. 12) have no exception for lawyers of any kind. The Press Democrat editorial criticizes the idea of exempting attorneys from ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2010-04-27 08:52 - 0 comments

  9. Detroit and the Loyalties of Local Government Attorneys

    ... According to an article in yesterday's Detroit Free Press and five grievance complaints linked to there, the City of Detroit ... government information secret. The Detroit Free Press asked for all the settlement documents, but the city law department, ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2010-05-03 07:58 - 0 comments

  10. Michigan Disclosure Proposal Doesn't Go Very Far, Locally Speaking

    According to an article in the Detroit Free Press , Michigan's Attorney General is seeking stronger financial and gift ... too many local government toes. But at his side during his press conference were Warren Mayor Jim Fouts and Gary Brown, a candidate for ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2009-09-02 08:21 - 0 comments