Tag Archives: anticorruption

The Public Trust Doctrine as an Anti-Corruption Weapon

As Rick noted a couple of weeks ago, the California Court of Appeal has recently decided that the public trust doctrine applies to groundwater resources — a long overdue holding that flows (so to speak) pretty much directly from the … Continue reading

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Sen. Warren’s anti-corruption bill would restore ALJs to competitive service, codify Chevron, curb lawmakers’ and lobbyists’ activities

By Mark S. Nelson, J.D. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass) said she will introduce a wide-ranging anti-corruption bill aimed at curbing perceived abuses within the three constituent branches of the federal government and among those who lobby the federal government. The … Continue reading

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VIII Summit of the Americas Commitment on anti-Corruption

On April 14, 2018, during the VIII Summit of the Americas, the heads of government agreed to the Lima Commitment with respect to “Democratic Governance against Corruption.” The commitment includes provisions to reinforce democratic governance, including” the strengthening of democratic … Continue reading

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Russia Investigation: Did Campaign Members Promise an “Official Act” under Federal Anti-Corruption Statutes?

The special counsel’s investigation into Russia’s alleged meddling in the 2016 presidential election has already brought significant national attention to the Foreign Agents Registration Act and the crime of making false statements to Congress.  Currently, debate is underway about whether … Continue reading

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China anti-corruption official sentenced to death for taking bribes

[JURIST] A Chinese Intermediate People’s Court in Shandong sentenced former top anti-corruption official Wang Huayuan to death on Thursday for taking bribes. Wang confessed [Xinhua report] to taking 7.71 million yuan (USD $1.13 million) in bribes while he was secretary … Continue reading

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