Ethics Challenge

Keeping the Public's Trust

You read the headlines and tell yourself that it could never happen to you. Or could it? Take our quiz to see how you would have done in these real life cases. In each case, read and decide the case for yourself – was the action a clear violation (corruption), impropriety (no law broken), technicality (de minimis), or a non-issue (no harm, no foul).

After making your choice, you’ll see what other Governing readers thought and how your response lines up with the official ruling. After that, join the conversation about the sometimes tricky business of making decisions in public.


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