Today I’m talking to Better Georgia Board Chair Amy Morton about some recent developments in ethics in Georgia. Listen in as we discuss a controversial new appointment to Georgia’s ethics commission by Governor Deal as well as the corruption of the Judicial Qualifications Commission.
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Governor Deal’s track record of corruption is well documented and it includes numerous instances of ethics complaints, interference with investigations by staff, and improper actions by his appointees.” – Amy Morton
- What is Governor Deal’s history with the ethics commissions
- The shock of Deal getting elected after resigning from Congress
- Why the ethics commission is polluted
- How Governor Deal quieted criticism during the 2014 race
- Why Tricia Pridemore can’t be impartial
- What’s happening with the Judicial Qualifications Commission
- The corruption of the JQC
- What is Georgia’s reputation
- Why Georgia needs diversity on the JQC and the Ethics Commission
In relationship to the ethics commission, just consider that it’s been polluted by politics and had been for many years.” – Amy Morton
- Read about the reporter and lawyer arrested for filing open records request
- Read more about the corruption of the JQC
I don’t think anyone believes that politics is free of corruption or that there’s not a tendency among those appointees to be political appointees.” – Amy Morton