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  1. Appearance Is Nothing to Shrug At

    According to Dan Lett's column in the Winnipeg Free Press yesterday, when a conflict of interest issue arises with respect to ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2012-09-14 15:00 - 0 comments

  2. A Conflict of Interest Exam Question from Long Branch, NJ

    ... According to an article this week in the Asbury Park Press , in Long Branch, NJ (pop. 40,000) there is a dispute concerning the ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2010-03-03 08:49 - 0 comments

  3. Supreme Court Justices and Their Campaign Contributions: Can Justice Be Purchased?

    ... . For more on this, click on this Louisiana Supreme Court press release dated September 15, 2008. . Even if it turns out that no ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2008-09-20 08:46 - 1 comment

  4. Text Messages as Public Records (i.e., Government Property)

    ... secret, according to an article in the Detroit Free Press in March 2009. The court went to the root of the issue, stating ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2012-07-13 14:42 - 0 comments

  5. San Diego: An Unappreciative Council and a Close Look at the Revolving Door

    ... ethics commission to task for two things:  high fines and press releases. Needless to say, this councilman was fined $17,000 last year (and here's the press release that followed his fine). Of course, the councilman implied some ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2008-10-20 09:29 - 0 comments

  6. When an Emotional Wrench Is Thrown into an Ethical Issue, What Do You Do?

    ... of situation can be defused fairly quickly by getting the press to play a part in educating people about conflicts of interest - what ... one, the form that it could take, etc. The beauty of the press is that they cannot be drowned out in a public forum like you were during ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2007-01-22 11:09 - 1 comment

  7. Phoenix Mayor Forms Ethics Task Force

    According to an official press release , yesterday the mayor of Phoenix announced the formation of an ... are key to good city governance.” According to the press release, the task force has the following three goals: Evaluate the ... the mayor and whoever helped his office draft the press release have a limited understanding of government ethics. The task force ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2012-09-11 13:49 - 0 comments

  8. Atlantic City Council Votes to Abolish the City's Ethics Board

    ... right? Well, according to an article in yesterday's Press of Atlantic City , that's the decision the Atlantic ... background story, according to another article in the Press of Atlantic City. The resurrection of the city's Ethics Board was ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2011-02-12 19:51 - 0 comments

  9. Independent Agencies Without Ethics Oversight Can Mean Disaster

    ... exception for them. Back in 2009, when the Detroit Free Press started exposing problems with the pension funds, there was a council ... later, according to a March article in the Detroit Free Press , the attorney was indicted for taking gifts from those having ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2013-09-26 10:36 - 0 comments

  10. D.C. Mayor Is Burned by a Contractor's Participation in His Election

    ... once again, in the District of Columbia. According to a press release from the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia and the ... D.C. council candidates between 2006 and 2011. In his press release, the U.S. Attorney stated, “Election after election, Jeff ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2014-03-17 10:50 - 0 comments