Public confidence in the integrity of our public officials is necessary for effective government. The independence of the federal regulatory process is a crucial element of that confidence. When this independence is examined, however, a major concern arises about the inherent appearance of impropriety and conflict of interest in the "revolving door" practice of federal agencies.
Edna E. Johnson,
Agency "Capture": The "Revolving Door" Between Regulated Industries and Their Regulating Agencies,
U. Rich. L. Rev.
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