Government Ethics


    Recent Cases

  • Schickel v. Dilger

    Jan 25, 2018

    Schickel v. Dilger is a challenge to several pillars of Kentucky’s legislative ethics laws that prevent lobbyists from corrupting state legislators with gifts and campaign contributions.

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  • McDonnell v. United States

    Apr 8, 2016

    Former Virginia Governor Robert F. McDonnell was convicted on public corruption charges for accepting $175,000 in gifts and loans—including a Rolex watch, a custom golf bag, and expensive vacations and shopping sprees—from multi-millionaire Jonnie Williams, and then using his official position to promote the interests of Williams and his company, Star Scientific.

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  • Williams-Yulee v. Florida Bar

    Feb 12, 2015

    Petitioner, a judicial candidate for a Florida County Court, filed suit challenging the Florida Code of Judicial Conduct rule prohibiting candidates for judicial office from personally soliciting campaign funds. The Florida Supreme Court found petitioner guilty of violating the solicitation prohibition and rejected her argument that the prohibition violated the First Amendment. The Supreme Court of the United States upheld that decision...

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