Sebelius v. the Hatch Act

Wednesday, 19 September 2012


The ethics office said Sebelius violated the law on Feb. 25 while delivering a speech to Human Rights Campaign while serving in her official capacity as cabinet secretary. In her speech, she called for Obama’s re-election, and the election of the Democratic candidate for governor in North Carolina.

The Hatch Act prohibits certain civil servants in the federal government from engaging in political activity on the job.

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