Rarely is a non-politician celebrity the subject of a local
government ethics matter. So with David Beckham the subject of a
Miami-Dade County ethics commission investigative report last week,
and with important issues to boot [pun intended], this is an
impossible matter to pass by.
The most interesting issues in this matter are whether lobbying is a one-way
street, and the underlying issue: whether motive or intent is relevant to lobbying. That is,...