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Ethics Panel Rebukes Roland Burris

Remember Roland Burris? Barack Obama’s replacement in the Senate was admonished on Friday by the Senate Ethics Committee for his actions related to his appointment by former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich. In a “public letter of qualified admonition,” the Committee wrote, “You should have known that you were providing incorrect, inconsistent, misleading, or incomplete information to the public, the Senate, and those conducting legitimate inquiries into your appointment to the Senate.” Burris celebrated the committee’s action, noting that there were no “actionable violations of the law.”