This week you will reflect upon the subject of Corruption of Public Officials and answer the following question:
- Outline the history of lobbying Congress. Is federal law adequate to correct lobbying abuses? Be detailed and specific.
- Former Attorney General Eric Holder was held in contempt of Congress for failing to provide documents subpoenaed by Congressional committees. Research this case. Was the contempt finding warranted? Explain.
- What cities besides New York have had ongoing problems with corruption? Is it more difficult to be an ethical officer in a big city than in a small- to medium-sized community? Why or why not?