Democratic Gov. of Pennsylvania Josh Shapiro and his top staff received an all-expenses-paid trip to Arizona for the Super Bowl from Team Pennsylvania, a nonprofit that has garnered over $17.2 million in state contracts since 2007. The Shapiro administration claims the governor did not violate a gift ban he signed into effect in January. CERL’s Prof. Claire Finkelstein weighed in on the issue, telling Spotlight PA exceptions to the ban on gifts do not seem relevant here.
Claire Finkelstein is Algernon Biddle Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania. She is founder and faculty director of the Center for Ethics and the Rule of Law (CERL), a non-partisan interdisciplinary institute affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg Public Policy Center (APPC). She is a distinguished research fellow at APPC and a senior fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI). Her current research addresses national security law and policy, democratic governance, and professional ethics. Read her bio here.