Government Ethics Posts
At its meetings on October 13 and October 22-23, 2020, the Council reviewed and discussed Council Drafts of seven projects and approved drafts and portions of drafts.
At its meeting in Philadelphia on January 16 and 17, the ALI Council reviewed drafts for ten projects.
Oregon Secretary of State Bev Clarno cannot hire her son, or any other family member, to work for her office without running afoul of the state’s conflict of interest law, Oregon’s ethics watchdog says.
In a new legal advisory issued by the U.S. Office of Government Ethics (OGE) on June 18th, federal employees are now required to report their holdings of virtual currency.
What restrictions, if any, should apply to former government officials who seek or accept private employment? Chapter 5 of the Government Ethics project examines the ethical concerns that arise when public servants move on to private sector employment.
In the video below, Government Ethics Associate Reporter Richard W. Painter discusses the treatment of gifts to and financial transactions and relationships with public servants. Included below the video is the Black Letter and Comment from the 2018 Annual Meeting draft.
The Wall Street Journal has reported that Dr. Robert R. Redfield, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has resigned positons at four entities, sold stock and forfeited options in two companies, and is signing his share of future patent licensing fees and royalty payments over to his university to comply with government ethics rules.
Richard Painter, Associate Reporter for ALI’s Government Ethics Principles project, provides insight on the treatment of gifts to and financial transactions and relationships with public servants in the video below.
Richard Briffault, Reporter for ALI’s Government Ethics Principles project, addresses the principles that ought to apply when a public servant leaves public employment for a private-sector position in the video below.
The Office of Special Counsel found that President Trump’s campaign manager Kellyanne Conway violated the Hatch Act, which bars federal employees from using their office for partisan politics, after she advocated for Republican Roy Moore in Alabama’s recent Senate election during live television interviews broadcast from the White House lawn.