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A joint report by the New York City Bar Association and Common Cause/New York (“Review Group”) finds that the Joint Commission on Public Ethics (“JCOPE”) thus far has fallen short in meeting its mission of acting vigorously to restore public confidence in government. While performing well in promulgating regulations and providing advice, JCOPE has not persuaded the public of its independence, has appeared reactive rather than proactive, and has not made sufficient use of its statutory authority, according to the report.< Continue reading

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The New York City Bar Association has released the responses it received to a questionnaire entitled “Ten Questions about Public Integrity for Citywide Candidates 2013.” Drafted by the City Bar’s Government Ethics Committee, the questionnaire was submitted to candidates for New York City Mayor and Comptroller.< Continue reading

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As the United States Supreme Court begins its new term Monday, the New York City Bar Association has recommended that its Justices be required to issue written explanations for their decisions either to recuse from a case or to hear a case in the face of a motion to disqualify.< Continue reading

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