Top DC Administrative Judge Says Ethics Claims Are Political

Law360, Los Angeles (February 21, 2014, 8:46 PM EST) -- The District of Columbia Office of Administrative Hearings' top administrative law judge fired back Tuesday against a D.C. ethics board's allegations over a $43,000 city contract awarded to the husband of the agency's general counsel, saying she has been targeted by disgruntled subordinate judges and Mayor Vincent Gray's administration.

In a response filed Tuesday with the D.C. Board of Ethics and Government Accountability, Chief Administrative Law Judge Mary Oates Walker, an ex-partner at Wiley Rein LLP, denied the ethics charges and said the claims stemmed from...
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