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State Lawmakers Take Ethics Training In Wake Of Corruption Scandals

State senators in Sacramento are receiving a refresher in ethics as part of the fallout from a series of legal cases involving two Southland lawmakers this year.


UC Riverside philosophers Eric Schwitzgebel (pictured) and Joshua Rust of Stetson University authored the study to find if ethicists behave any better morally than nonethicists. (courtesy UC Riverside)

UCR Professor: Ethicists’ Behavior Not More Moral

Professors who study moral philosophy and its application in the real world may not be all that ethical themselves when it comes to responding to students, according to a new study.



Democrats Quit House Ethics Probe Of LA Congresswoman Waters

The congressional panel tasked with investigating Rep. Maxine Waters will have a whole new look when it reconvenes next week.

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Rob Reiner and then-City Council Member Antonio Villaraigosa receiving the Laurence Zakson Presidential Award recipient in 2004.  (credit: John Heller/Getty Images)

Reiner, Nunez Help Mayor Triple Fundraising Target For Ethics Fine

Fifty-four contributors gave money to the mayor, including film director Rob Reiner and electoral campaigns for Assemblyman Fabian Nunez and state Sen. Kevin de Leon.

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House Panel Taps Outside Lawyer To Lead Waters Ethics Probe

The House Ethics Committee assigned Washington attorney Billy Martin to investigate Waters (D-Los Angeles) after months of criticism over the panel’s handling of the case.


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Not PC Enough? ’30 Rock’ Rated Most Unethical TV Show

A new study says the behavior of characters on shows like “30 Rock” and “The Office” are may lead to “real-life workforce to ethics and compliance violations”.


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State Slams LA Superior Court Judge For DUI

A Superior Court judge was reprimanded by state officials for what they called a “serious disregard” for ethics after her conviction for a DUI in 2009.



Suspensions Likely To Push Back Waters Ethics Trial Until 2011

Rep. Maxine Waters is unlikely to get the trial she demanded by the end of this year after two lawyers on the House ethics committee were suspended.


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E-mail Prompts Delay In Maxine Waters’ Ethics Trial

Information that forced postponement of Rep. Maxine Waters’ ethics trial raises new questions about an investigative panel’s charges that the California Democrat improperly tried to steer federal bailout money to a minority-owned bank where her husband is a stockholder and former director.


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House Panel Delays Ethics Trial For Rep. Waters

New evidence has come forward that may derail the trial for the lawmaker representing Inglewood, Hawthorne and Gardena.


Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa

Change To Free Tickets Policy May Take Time

Although the city of LA’s ethics panel has voted to ban free tickets for elected and other officials, it could be quite awhile before there’s a final vote on this.


Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa arrives on the red carpet at the 52nd Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on January 31, 2010. (Credit: Erik Oginski/CBS)

Ethics Commission Votes To Ban Tickets For Elected Officials

Los Angeles’ Ethics Commission voted to ban the city’s elected officials from accepting tickets to events in exchange for performing a ceremonial function, if the source of the tickets has business before the city.