Cindi Ross Scoppe

July 2, 2013 12:00 AM

Scoppe: The Supreme Court’s gift to the Legislature

Nothing worries many legislators more than the idea of letting non-legislators enforce or even investigate their compliance with the ethics law. Now the state Supreme Court, in an embarrassingly unconvincing way, and for no clear legal reason, has ignored one of its fundamental principles and handed those legislators the rhetorical justification they’ve been seeking to fend off any sort of independent oversight of their ethics.

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