Presidential Nepotism Conflict Laws
Jan. 17, 2017
President John F. Kennedy appointed his brother Robert Kennedy as attorney general, leading to a federal law that bars an elected public official from appointing a relative for a position in their administration. President-elect Donald Trump has appointed his son-in-law as a top advisor. Will the law apply to that case? Also, Trump has said he will sever his ties to his businesses to avoid even the appearance of any conflicts. Arizona State University presidential historian Brooks Simpson and attorney and legal analyst James Goodnow from Fennemore Craig will discuss those questions.