- 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.
- 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...
EPA's New Memo: Review of Scott Pruitt Lease Agreement Under the Federal Ethics Regulations Regarding GiftsApr 5, 2018
CLC obtained the record for review of lease agreement under the federal ethics regulations regarding gifts. This memo outlines the basis for the conclusion reached in a March 30 memorandum about whether EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt rented a condo from a lobbyist at fair market value.
- Feb 28, 2018
The Civil Rights Division responded to CLC's FOIA by saying they will not disclose the requested documents since they are covered by deliberative process and attorney work product.
- Feb 23, 2018
The conduct of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has shown a concerning pattern with respect to his compliance with the legal requirements of public service and his stewardship of public funds. CLC is urging the Inspector General to open a full investigation into these matters and take appropriate action.