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Insights From CAPI Experts on Emerging Integrity Issues
CAPI's series of issue briefs on the latest news in the world of public integrity and anti-corruption. We leverage our unique position at Columbia Law School, a global hub of legal scholarship, and seasoned team of experts to provide insights that delve beneath the headlines.
April 27: Trump Impeachment Trials: McGahn supboena and Congressional oversight - Does the President really have the power to order defiance of Congressional subpoenas and therefore investigations?
August 14: Canadian Corruption and the SNC-Lavalin Affair - Discord and controversy in the Cabinet of Justin Trudeau.
August 1: The Guatemalan Presidential Election - A look at corruption in the 2019 Guatemalan Presidential Election and its impact on the country's domestic politics and foreign policy.
July 12: Tweets, Lobbying, and Loopholes: A Pragmatic Approach to Lobbying Reform - A look at prospective bipartisan efforts to reform congressional lobbying laws.
March 21: Corruption in Basketball: Understanding United States v James Gatto et. al.- This paper will look at the NCAA investigation with a focus on James Gatto and his associates, the Gatto trial and conviction, and the potential ramifications of the legal theory successfully deployed by SDNY prosecutors in the Gatto trial.
January 17: Proposal for a New State Ethics Commission in New York-Explains and discusses the proposal for a new state ethics commission in New York state to replace the existing watchdog mechanisms.
November 2: The New York Commission on Prosecutorial Conduct - Examining the law that establishes the first prosecutorial misconduct commission in the nation and discusses the legal arguments presented by opponents of the law as part of the lawsuit they filed on October 17th, 2018.
September 20: Implementation of the Global Magnitsky Act-Interpretation of the scope of potential sanctions allowed by the Magnitsky Act under the current administration.
July 26: Corruption and the 2018 Mexico Election-CAPI examines the role of corruption as an election issue in the recent Mexican presidential election.
June 29: The Netanyahu Investigations - After recent news of charges being brought against Sara Netanyahu, the wife of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, CAPI examines the state of investigations into the Israeli Prime Minister and his aides.
May 16: United States v. Pawlowski Prosecuting Corruption in a Post-McDonnell World- After the trial of the former mayor of Allentown, Pennsylavania, Ed Pawlowski, CAPI examines the outcome of the case.
May 9: The Aftermath of the Senator Menendez Trial and Implications for Bribery Cases- Our update on the Senator Robert Menendez trial.
July 13: The Corruption Case of Former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver- Our update on the overturned conviction of Former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver
June 30: The FIFA Report - After the full FIFA report was leaked, CAPI examines the implications of the findings.
June 21: New York State Constitutional Convention - Our insights into the upcoming New York vote to decide as to whether or not to have a State Constitutional Convention.
May 22: The Lulu Stipend - Our explanation and analysis of New York's implementation and use of the Lulu Stipend.
August 26 (Updated September 14): Senator Menendez and the Speech and Debate Clause - Our analysis on Menendez's use of the Speech and Debate Clause as a defense.
July 5: The NYPD Bribery Scandal - Our expert analysis of the most recent developments in the ongoing NYPD bribery scandal.
June 30: The McDonnell Supreme Court Case - What to expect following the Supreme Court's decision to vacate the conviction of former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell.
June 22: The Conviction of Congressman Chaka Fattah - Philadelphia's longtime representative was convicted of all 23 charges he faced, including money laundering and fraud.
June 15: The Conviction of Alabama House Speaker Michael Hubbard - Our brief on the verdict against former Alabama House of Representatives Speaker Michael Hubbard and its impact on the ethics investigations into the state's governor and Supreme Court Chief Justice.
June 13: The Arrest of Norman Seabrook and the NYPD Corruption Probe - Expert insight on the fallout from the ongoing FBI investigation into misconduct at the NYPD.
May 27: The Rikers Island Smuggling Bust - Our breakdown of the latest corrections officer corruption scandal at New York City's primary jail complex.
May 2: The Trial of Congressman Chaka Fattah - CAPI's update on the trial of 11-term Pennsylvania congressman, Chaka Fattah.
December 2: The Conviction of Former New York State Assembly Leader Sheldon Silver - CAPI's brief on the details of the case and what to expect next.
August 3: The Indictment of Congressman Chaka Fattah - Our analysis of the corruption allegations against 11-term congressman, Chaka Fattah (D-PA).
July 28: The Indictment of Longtime Harrisburg Mayor Stephen Reed - Harrisburg, PA is the first city in United States history to be charged with securities fraud by the Securities and Exchange Commission. Overview of the case against Harrisburg's former mayor, charged with mismagement and fraud that bankrupted the city.
July 20 (Updated July 27): The Trials of John Sampson and Thomas Libous - What the recent convictions of two New York State legislators tell us about the state of corruption in Albany and what may be in store for other indicted lawmakers.
May 27 (Updated June 2): The FIFA Corruption Charges - Expert insight into the groundbreaking charges against 14 high-level FIFA officials.
May 6: New Jersey's "Bridgegate" - Reading the tea leaves of the federal charges filed in response to the 2013 partial closure of the George Washington Bridge.
February 17: Chris Christie and Jerry Jones - Overview of the on-going controversy over New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's acceptance of outside gifts.
January 29: The Sheldon Silver Case - What to expect in the wake of the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York's allegations of corruption against former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver.