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Professor Brad Joondeph and Judicial Ethicist Jeremy Fogel discuss recent judicial conduct and the need for a Supreme Court Code of Ethics in this Oct. 27 event co-hosted by the Ethics Center and the Santa Clara School of Law.
Here are five of the most common conflicts of interest in government and how officials can avoid and prevent even the appearance of acting to benefit their personal and financial interests, at the cost of the public’s interest.
History shows laws will end up as weapons deployed in discriminatory ways to curtail freedom.
The U.S. Supreme Court decision in New York State Rifle & Pistol Ass’n v. Bruen interferes with the states’ right to create new constitutional limits to enforce sensible gun control regulations.
Adoption of public policy on responsible, common sense gun safety is not only overdue, its absence from bipartisan agreements has become morally untenable.
Our current political system is hopelessly corrupt in that basic ethical principles, such as working for the common good rather than one’s own self-interests of power and money while ignoring conflicts of interest, prevent elected leaders from supporting and incorporating policies and laws to minimize gun violence.
State and local governments’ adoption and implementation of ESG is becoming an important ethical value in jurisdictions across the country.
Often thought of as concept more closely tied to the private sector, the public sector has both an historical and expanding role in promoting the value of ESG in its policies and decisions.
This primer introduces officials and the public to issues such as conflicts of interest, whistleblowing, civility, lobbying, and gifts.
Ethically speaking, immigrants who have credible fears of persecution or torture should have a right to a bond hearing in front of an immigration judge and should not be indefinitely detained.
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