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  1. Duty Does Not Equal Right, Duty Does Not Equal Right . . .

    ... the attorney general think of this argument? He agrees, of course. He goes back to a 2003 AG opinion involving the same issue with ... one jurisdiction, the word is likely to get around. Of course, the county attorney, in her press release , is portraying herself ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2010-12-01 14:33 - 3 comments

  2. Louisiana Legislators Sue Ethics Board - Including Dialogue with One of the Legislators

    ... protects against inquiry into acts that occur in the regular course of the legislative process." Deterring a legislator from advancing a ... protects against inquiry into acts that occur in the regular course of the legislative process, and into the motivation for those acts. ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2007-03-29 08:24 - 5 comments

  3. Conflicts of Interest: Taking a Holistic View

    ... that involve funding of her salary? An ethics training course could hold a nice little discussion about this situation, but I can't ... and this raises major questions about his conduct. Of course, hiking trails probably aren't a major matter for the mayor in the ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2007-02-16 12:40 - 0 comments

  4. Managing Risk and Tracking Unethical Companies

    ... given a bribe to a nearby city manager (only the manager, of course, was prosecuted), and the company was given a contract despite the fact ... and other judicial or quasi-judicial processes. Of course, a local government can't put a company on a list based on a hunch ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2011-02-09 16:21 - 0 comments

  5. Applause (and Some Criticism) for the New D.C. Ethics Bill

    ... critiques from me and others. It is not a perfect bill, of course, but it's a pretty special gift for the holiday season. The Ethics ... and the twain really shouldn't meet. Conclusion Of course, there are many other things missing from this, as from most, ethics ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2012-01-17 13:51 - 0 comments

  6. Winter Reading: Lawyers As (Ethics) Leaders

    ... lawyers get, or at least got in the mid-70s. My legal ethics course was like any course:  it focused on the limits of ethical requirements and how to get ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2013-12-16 14:32 - 0 comments

  7. Volunteering Professional Services: An In-Kind Contribution or Not?

    ... and to get special access for one's clients, which will, of course, help one get future clients. It's a gift without limits that creates an ... free professional services in-kind contributions is, of course, not intended to make it easier for fence builders to make large, secret ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2014-03-25 10:59 - 0 comments

  8. The Ethical Responsibility of a Local Party Committee

    ... elections. The chair's concern is not about ethics, of course, but about the competence and sanity of selected candidates. Although he ... III.6a). A Party's Responsibility Of course, an official who has done something horrible is likely to be dumped ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2011-02-16 07:33 - 0 comments

  9. Section 1: Conflict of Interest

    ... confidential information acquired by him or her in the course of and by reason of his or her official duties. What does it mean to ... with the matter, and voting on the matter, except, of course, in a public referendum. Sometimes inaction benefits ...

    DonMc - 2006-11-23 22:28 - 0 comments

  10. Preserving Records and Setting Up Responsible Gift Procedures

    ... have to do is stop giving gifts to public officials. Of course, the gift receivers should also be keeping records. But it is best if ... Therefore, there is no appearance of impropriety unless, of course, the requests are always approved, no matter what information is ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2011-09-28 17:19 - 0 comments

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