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Archive of entries posted on September 2010

DADT and the Duty to Defend

Professor Jason Mazzone has a political suggestion for the Obama administration over at Balkinization:  wait until after the November elections to decide whether to appeal a federal court ruling that the “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” policy is unconstitutional.  Noting that the President has opposed DADT and promised to repeal it, Mazzone argues that “[i]f Republicans [...]

Lobbying Ethics in Canada

Those interested in the subject of lobbying ethics may wish to take note of the Canadian Lobbying Code of Conduct, which has been in force since 1997.  Compliance with the code is monitored by the Commissioner of Lobbying, an independent officer of Parliament.  In the event that the Commissioner finds a violation, she sends a [...]

Eddie Bernice Johnson and the OCE Process

This article in the Hill raises the question of whether there will be an ethics investigation of Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson, who has “been accused of awarding thousands of dollars in college scholarships to four relatives as well as the child of a top aide over the past 5 years.”  Johnson, a member of the [...]