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  1. A Government Attorney's Discretion

    Georgia seems intent on providing an entire course on the ethical obligations of government attorneys. This time it's the ... in his personal interest. The Georgia suit is, of course, not personal, but political. However, the very same thing could happen ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2010-03-31 10:03 - 0 comments

  2. Gifts with No Financial Value

    ... and helped pay her brother's high school tuition. Of course, if this were an ethics proceeding based on allegations of illegal ... sort of romance they may or may not have had. Of course, a romance itself would be enough to cause the council member to ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2012-03-17 10:18 - 0 comments

  3. The Effect of the Wisconsin Supreme Court Open Meetings Decision on Local Government Ethics

    ... statutes have been complied with by the legislature in the course of its enactments.” On separation of powers grounds, the court ... until they give their EC jurisdiction over them. Of course, this decision may not be applied to councils, and it may not be applied ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2011-06-16 06:52 - 0 comments

  4. Jursdiction, Nepotism, Retaliation, and Independence

    ... the whistleblower who filed the complaint with the DOJ. Of course, the head of the DOC said the firing had nothing to do with the ... commission's investigation. What Can Be Done Of course, the whistleblower has also sued the DOC, alleging wrongful discharge, ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2013-08-07 08:51 - 0 comments

  5. The Defense of the Nevada Legislative Immunity Amendment Falls Short

    ... contains materials about legislative activities. And, of course, Powers, in explaining the purpose of legislative immunity, failed to ... and ethics laws make the public interest predominant. Of course, the legislature can enforce ethics laws against its own members. But, ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2009-05-27 19:49 - 0 comments

  6. An Entertaining Film About the Mishandling of a Conflict Situation

    ... the protagonist, were she to have asked for advice (and, of course, she didn't), that what she was doing was okay. A good ethics adviser ... first place (with someone else's best interests in mind, of course). And not only are others corrupted, but the conflicted ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2013-09-11 11:46 - 0 comments

  7. Local Campaign Finance Laws Are Also Minimum Requirements

    ... yesterday by a New Haven mayoral candidate (a lawyer, of course), who said, “I’m not going to focus on these process questions. I ... the spirit and purposes of the Democracy Fund Ordinance. Of course, this violation cannot be enforced, but this is only because of the way ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2013-04-02 13:42 - 0 comments

  8. Maricopa County 1 - Local Government Association Officer-Campaign Contributions

    ... a huge, wonderful loophole to campaign finance laws! Of course, if there are good gift provisions in the county ethics law, such ... are an important complement to campaign finance laws. Of course, according to its ethics handbook (page 5), Maricopa County does ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2009-09-30 12:11 - 0 comments

  9. A Critique of a New Industry-Local Government Ethics Code in New York

    ... information acquired by a municipal officer in the course of his or her officials duties Requires wind companies to establish ... acquired by a Municipal Officer in the course of his or her official duties. This ethics code does have one ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2009-10-27 09:43 - 0 comments

  10. Revolving Door Provisions in Local Government Ethics Codes

    ... will be future rewards for help given by officials. Of course, if there is proof of a job offer in return for the official's action ... but rather the crime of bribery. There is also, of course, the pay-to-play side of the equation, where officials demand future ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2010-03-23 18:02 - 0 comments

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