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D.C. ethics board says it can't sanction council members for pre-July 2012 conduct

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At a D.C. Council oversight hearing Thursday, representatives of the D.C. Board of Ethics and Government Accountability said they could not sanction elected officials for conduct that occurred before the board was formed in July 2012, citing a provision in the U.S. Constitution. "Because the constitutional issue is there, there's really nothing anyone can do legislatively to fix it. We've...

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