Senate Ready to Give Up, Pass House Version of STOCK Act

By: Tuesday February 28, 2012 9:35 am

Both the House and Senate have passed versions of the STOCK Act, which would ban insider trading in Congress and accomplish a number of other ethics reforms, with large majorities. The Senate version includes a measure on “political intelligence,” forcing the network of people who hang around Congress and find out tidbits of information that [...]

Supreme Court Vacates Don Siegelman Conviction

By: Tuesday June 29, 2010 8:45 am

The Supreme Court ruling Skilling v. United States narrowed the definition of “honest services fraud,” which had implications for a host of public corruption cases. Generally speaking, progressive court watchers saw that as a bad thing. But many of the trumped-up cases in the Bush era hinged on the same statute, and thus, the Supreme [...]