It's time to reform unfair House ethics process - William J. McGinley

by - January 17, 2013

Now that the Office of Congressional Ethics has been in existence for a couple of sessions of Congress, a sufficient record has been created demonstrating that changes are needed to increase the due process rights of subjects. Most people are surprised to learn that a subject of an OCE review is left in the dark during the entire OCE review process. To be fair, a subject is requested by OCE staff to provide any information or evidence that he or she believes is germane to the review. However, a subject is not permitted to review or respond to the specific allegations being made against him or her or to the evidence that the staff relies on during its presentation to the OCE board of directors.

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