Appearances, Publications & Speeches
- Dec 20, 2016
"By definition, it's a conflict of interest," says Trevor Potter, a former chairman of the Federal Election Commission and current president of the Campaign Legal Center, a government ethics watchdog group.
- Dec 9, 2016
"The problem is, when you don't have your member of Congress show up to vote, you don't have representation in Congress," said Meredith McGehee of the Campaign Legal Center.
- Dec 7, 2016
For details on the situation at hand, we turn to Meredith McGehee, a strategic adviser at the Campaign Legal Center, a nonpartisan nonprofit representing the public interests to protect democracy.
- Dec 7, 2016
Larry Noble, general counsel with the Campaign Legal Center, cited this kind of scenario as a problem. "They are saying that of course we'll stay at the Trump hotel. We're going to see the president and when we see the president, we want to say you have a wonderful hotel there,” he told Fox News. “So he's really profiting from this. It really creates real conflicts of interest.”
- Dec 3, 2016
President-elect Donald Trump has promised to leave his businesses in total, but ethics attorneys to former presidents say there are still problems if he leaves it all to his children. As the head of a business empire that spans at least 20 countries, Trump could be in violation of several conflict of interest rules, if he cannot separate the businessman from the president. It all has to do with the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution, which states the president cannot accept gifts or payments from foreign entities. Larry Noble, a lawyer serving both Republican and Democratic presidents, walks through the emoluments clause and other potential areas of conflict for the future president, including enforcement of those laws.
- Nov 30, 2016Overturning "Citizens United" and "Shelby v. Holder" will require ONLY ONE Supreme Court Justice to change his mind. In part 3 of our series, Gerald Hebert shares with us which one he thinks it might be.
Federal Court: Wisconsin's GOP-Drawn Legislative Districts Unconstitutional (Wisconsin Public Radio)Nov 23, 2016
Campaign Legal Center Attorney Ruth Greenwood, one of the lawyers who represented the Democratic plaintiffs in this case, said it was historic for a court to overturn a legislative map in a partisan gerrymandering case.