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Midwest Democracy Network: Ethics in Government


The public’s trust in state government is on the decline. To achieve public trust and confidence in an ethical government, the public must be able to depend on safeguards against corruption and meaningful checks and balances against abuses of political power.

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August 04 2009 at 04:30 PM

Federal judge threw out revolving door law

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An Ohio law that limits activities by lobbyists violates the First Amendment rights of former state legislator Rep. Tom Brinkman, a federal judge declared Aug. 4. The “revolving door” law bars former state legislators from lobbying for at least one…

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July 31 2009 at 10:47 AM

MDN parnters ask for stronger rules when judges involved in cases with campaign supporters

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Several Midwest Democracy Network partner organizations wrote letters last week to the Michigan Supreme Court urging it to strengthen the state’s recusal rules on when judges must step aside from cases involving campaign supporters. Friday was the deadline for submitting…

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April 28 2009 at 09:44 AM

Brennan Center for Justice grades President Obama’s first 100 days

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On April 27, the Brennan Center for Justice released its “Transparency in the First 100 Days: A Report Card.”

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