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Larry Lessign speaking in the Plenary Session at #UNRIG Summit in Feb 2018

Fix Democracy, First

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Lots of coverage of the Summit here on the official website: of Larry's speech From:


Charleston Post Courier-Carla Miller quoted...
Jax T/U October 19 2017 Editorial Page

In today's Jacksonville Times Union Editorial:

Ethics reminders for public officials

Working or volunteering for city government gives you no personal or business advantages. In fact, it can be a disadvantage.
That’s the word from Jacksonville’s ethics expert, Carla Miller. She has spent about 20 years in the ethics...


We are seeing the first detailed evidence of the tampering that went on during the 2016 campaign for U.S. President.  This is a whole new category of "nasty" that allows people without scruples to feed false information into the mix without any transparency.  In this article, the NY Times lays out a host of Facebook and Twitter advertising that was purchased (estimated at $100,000 in paid advertising) but sources were never  revealed - as you might expect.


As it was published on 2/15


Posted February 14, 2017 06:21 pm
Times-Union editorial board

Wednesday’s editorial: An ethics refresher for city officials

Members of Jacksonville’s boards and commissions recently received an ethics refresher course from Carla Miller, the city...


City Ethics was in its infancy stage in the early 2000's when I got a letter in the mail. (Yes, an actual handwritten letter.)   "Do you need any help with research?" asked Rob.  "Yes", was the immediate answer and the beginning of a wonderful partnership and friendship with Rob. His first project was the compilation of municipal ethics codes with the view towards synthesizing them into a Model Code.  Not too many people could confront doing such an enormous project, but...