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This archive includes posts from our “Question of the Week” series, in which the Whistleblower Insider blog addresses topics of interest to whistleblowers.  Return to:

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Question of the Week -- Are you concerned about fraudsters and the border wall project?

Posted  03/28/18
By <the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team In a recent op-ed in the Houston Chronicle, Constantine Cannon Partner Mary Inman explained why President Trump’s proposed border wall project could be a prime target for unscrupulous actors looking to defraud the United States Government. Ms. Inman called on lawmakers to condition any funding on increased oversight of how the monies are spent and encouraged the government to...

Question of the Week -- Are you concerned about Cambridge Analytica’s actions?

Posted  03/21/18
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team Last week, Christopher Wylie blew the whistle on Cambridge Analytica—the political data firm run by Steve Bannon and funded by Rebekah Mercer.  According to news reports, the data firm mined personal data from social media accounts to target voters with conspiracy theories, fake news stories, rumors, and other politically explosive content meant to sway voter opinion. ...

Question of the Week -- Is James Schwab a Whistleblower?

Posted  03/14/18
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team James Schwab, a former Department of Homeland Security spokesperson, recently resigned from his post saying he didn't agree with federal officials' use of "misleading facts” relating to a recent Northern California immigrant sweep.  In that four-day operation, ICE officers arrested 232 people — but federal officials blamed Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf for 864 more people not...

Question of the Week -- Do you support Congress’s efforts to loosen Dodd-Frank?

Posted  03/7/18
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team Dodd-Frank’s regulatory scheme, passed in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, aimed to limit the risks from any future financial shock. A key component of that protection was the requirement that banks regularly conduct and pass what are known as “stress tests”-computer simulations testing how well a bank’s mix of assets and liabilities will withstand economic...

Question of the Week -- Should We Arm Teachers?

Posted  02/28/18
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team In the wake of the deadly school shooting earlier this month in Parkland, Florida, President Trump has renewed calls to arm teachers in classrooms. Trump has even proposed giving bonuses to educators who obtain firearm training. The idea of arming teachers has been advanced the National Rifle Association and its supporters, who argue that it would serve as a deterrent to...

Question of the Week -- Do you agree Louisville must vacate its 2013 Championship?

Posted  02/21/18
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team This week, the NCAA announced that University of Louisville must vacate its 2013 college basketball championship after finding Louisville coaches acted unethically by arranging prostitutes for prospective players and student athletes. Louisville had appealed the NCAA’s decision, but this appeal was denied. This announcement comes as college basketball continues to be rocked...

Question of the Week -- Are You Excited About the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games?

Posted  02/14/18
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team The 2018 Winter Olympics, commonly known as PyeongChang 2018, are officially underway. Millions of spectators around the globe will be tuning in to watch some of the greatest athletes in the world represent their respective countries. This year’s games will feature 102 different events in fifteen sports. For many athletes, competing in the Olympics is the culmination of years...

Question of the Week -- Are you worried about the stock market?

Posted  02/7/18
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team Starting last week, the U.S. stock market began a serious downturn for the first time in years. The market managed to recover a bit on Tuesday, but even then, the market showed a high degree of volatility. After years of a peaceful, steady market, investors seem to have forgotten what market volatility looks like. There are many suggested reasons for the slump-fear that the...

Question of the Week -- Will the Amazon-Berkshire-Chase Partnership Reshape the Healthcare Industry?

Posted  01/31/18
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JPMorgan Chase recently announced they will form an independent health care company for their U.S. employees. The news that three of the nation’s most influential corporations are partnering on a venture “that is free from profit-making incentives and constraints” sent the stocks of many health care providers plunging. While the headline...

Question of the Week -- Will Publicizing Pay Differentials Change Hollywood?

Posted  01/24/18
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team Over the weekend, while over a million women took to the streets for the Women’s March, one female comedian staged her own protest by publicizing the dollar figures she was recently offered from Netflix. Mo’Nique, an Academy Award-winning actress and comedian, announced that she was offered $500,000 for a comedy special from Netflix-which is less than 1/20 of the amount...
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