No. 75
Stories you may have missed this week...


Alabama: Balch attorneys, Drummond VP plead not guilty to bribery charges ABC 3340 

Florida: Mitch Needelman corruption trial: Jury selection begins Florida Today

Hawaii: Search warrant executed at Kealoha homes amid corruption probe Hawaii News Now

Idaho: AG: N. Idaho Sheriff's Office Cleared in Corruption Charge U.S. News

New Jersey: Menendez Lawyers Say Policy Concern, Not Bribery, Drove Actions Bloomberg

New Mexico: Former lawmaker headed to trial Albuquerque Journal 

New York: Running Unopposed, Vance Is Suddenly on the Defensive The New York Times (CAPI Mention)

South Carolina: Criminal conspiracy charges lodged against Richard Quinn, 4 others in S.C. Statehouse corruption case The Post and Courier
 Senate seeks to interview FBI informant in Russian nuclear bribery case The Hill 

Australia: Australian panel to develop new whistle-blower protections Global Government Forum 

Brazil: Former Trump Hotel Partner Charged in Brazil Olympic Bribery Case The New York Times 

China: China's Xi lays out vision for 'new era' led by 'still stronger' Communist Party Reuters  

Pakistan: Ousted Pakistani Premier Nawaz Sharif Indicted On Corruption Charges NPR

South Korea: South Korea: Park Geun-hye denounces trial as 'political revenge' The Guardian

A bad Supreme Court decision on political corruption casts a long shadow Los Angeles Times

Should we rewrite New York's constitution? Rochester City Newspaper


Tuesday, October 24

Ethics, State Constitutions, and Election Day:

What You Should Know About The "Con Con" Vote

Next month's vote on whether New York will hold a constitutional convention has generated much discussion about what constitutional provisions should be added by delegates if a convention occurs. The Center for the Advancement of Public Integrity at Columbia Law School and the Hugh Carey Institute for Government Reform have conducted an academic study of ethics-related provisions in the constitutions all 50 states, in an attempt to determine the most effective way to use the New York constitution to curb our state's corruption problem. Join us on October 24 for a discussion of this important work. Two free CLE credits will be available for non-transitional New York State attorneys.* Please register here.  

When: Tuesday, October 24, 2017 from 6:30pm-8:15pam

Where: Columbia Law School, Jerome Greene Hall, 435 West 116th Street, Room 101


Information Regarding New York CLE Credits:
Columbia Law School has been certified by the New York State Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Board as an Accredited Provider of CLE programs. Under New York State CLE regulations, this live non-transitional CLE Program will provide 2 credit hours that can be applied toward the Areas of Professional Practice requirement. CLE credit is awarded only to New York attorneys for full attendance of the Program in its entirety. Attorneys attending only part of a Program are not eligible for partial credit for it, although they are most welcome to attend it. Attendance is determined by an attorney's sign-in and sign-out, as shown in the Conference registers. On sign-out, attorneys should also submit their completed Evaluation Form, provided at the Conference. Please note the NYS Certificates of Attendance will be sent to the email address as it appears in the register unless otherwise noted there.

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