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Essential Ethics

MAY 4, 2018

Latest Developments:

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, in a three-paragraph Order on May 2, 2018, denied a petition for rehearing en banc in a case arising from a case that challenged Montana’s campaign contribution limits.  That case, Lair v. Motl, upheld those campaign contribution limits.  Following the short order, five conservative judges wrote a lengthy dissent, as described by the San Francisco Chronicle, asserting that the decision violates economic free speech and contravenes Citizen United and McCutcheon.  The dissent appears to implore the Supreme Court to review the case.

Oakland Public Ethics Commission meets on Monday, May 7, 2018, with a light agenda.

In case you missed it:

  • The Secretary of State of Louisiana, the state’s chief elections officer, has resigned his office amid allegations of sexual harassment, according the New Orleans Times-Picayune.  His resignation is effective May 8, 2018.