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  1. Will New Jersey Improve Its Local Government Ethics Program?

    ... New Jersey has one of the oddest approaches to local government ethics. Like several states,  including Massachusetts, California, and ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2013-01-30 16:23 - 0 comments

  2. The Government Attorney-Client Privilege in a Local Government Investigatory Context

    ... context of an inspector general's (or, for that a matter, an ethics commission's) investigation of misconduct in city government, "sacred," as Chicago's corporation counsel insists? Is it ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2011-04-16 12:13 - 1 comment

  3. Legal Ethics vs. Government Ethics

    Many government lawyers feel that the rules of professional conduct are sufficient ... Because of this, they sometimes seek to be excluded from an ethics commission's jurisdiction (see a recent blog post ) and more often ... weak the attorney discipline system is in dealing with government ethics violations. The subject of the decision was a former Detroit ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2010-05-03 12:05 - 1 comment

  4. CALIFORNIA

    ... of 1974, works to promote the integrity of state and local government through impartial interpretation and enforcement of political ... California law mandates that state officials complete an ethics training course every two years. The FPPC and the Attorney General's ...

    DonMc - 2008-12-02 09:07 - 0 comments

  5. The Public Nature of Government Ethics Advice

    There is a section of my new book Local Government Ethics Programs (click and scroll down to subsection 9) on the need for ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2012-06-19 08:36 - 0 comments

  6. New Michigan Model Local Government Ethics Ordinance Is a Lemon

    ... a "toolbox" for local governments to create local ethics policies. Local government ethics is already governed by state statutes, but local governments ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2009-10-29 14:40 - 4 comments

  7. Are Gratuities and Rewards Government Ethics Issues?

    ... Update: September 6, 2010 (see below) For many local government employees, gratuities are the principal way in which an ethics code affects them, because many ethics code prohibit gratuities. But are ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2010-09-10 06:39 - 2 comments

  8. Spring Reading: The Government Ethics Adviser As Civics Teacher

    ... basis for something that I consider extremely important to government ethics, but with which many government ethics practitioners disagree:  going ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2014-04-02 14:22 - 0 comments

  9. Scrutinizing Strict Scrutiny in a Government Ethics Context

    This week the Council on Governmental Ethics Laws (COGEL) met in Washington, D.C. and, as usual, I learned about a ... strict scrutiny is inappropriate to this situation, because government officials are not like ordinary citizens. Officials have obligations ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2010-12-10 12:44 - 0 comments

  10. Why Do Election Law Professionals Discuss the Latest Developments So Much More Than Government Ethics Professionals?

    ... highly irresponsible not to. Which brings me to the City Ethics blog. Very few private or government attorneys who do not practice full-time in local government ethics ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2010-08-02 11:41 - 3 comments

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