The Los Angeles Times published an article entitled,”California’s political watchdog panel eases its approach to ethics issues.”  The article questions the decision of the Fair Political Practices Commission, which was created to enforce laws on election campaigns and lobbying,  to eased restrictions on gifts from lobbyists to lawmakers, scale back its open meetings, and stop notifying the public of pending investigations.  Professor Rotunda, who is an appointed Commissioner  on the Fair Political Practices Commission, is quoted as commenting, “I think the agenda is to basically castrate the commission.”  Read the full article here.