How does a House ethics trial compare to federal trial practice?

As the House of Representatives gears up for public trials of Reps. Charles B. Rangel and Maxine Waters, Penn State Law professor Stanley Brand provides an insider’s analysis of Congressional ethics trials. Brand is former general counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives and is now the Distinguished Fellow in Law and Government at Penn State Law, where he is the on-site director of the Semester in Washington Program. As part of his private legal practice he represents members of Congress in ethics matters.

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Last Updated July 22, 2015