Preventing Nepotism in the Federal Civil Service deals with criminal laws prohibiting nepotism in titles 5 and 18 of the U.S. Code, specifically:
The report analyzes these statutes and discusses significant cases under these laws.
For more information on how these laws might affect the incoming administration, here are just a few items from the Internet:
- Donald Trump's "First Attempt to Ignore the Law," Washington Post, Jan. 10, 2017
- Why Anti-Nepotism Law Might Not Apply to Kushner Appointment, New York Post, Jan. 10, 2017
- Some Thoughts on Jared Kushner and the Anti-Nepotism Law, Notice & Comment, Nov. 20, 2016
- No Consensus on Anti-Nepotism Law and Jared Kushner Appointment, Washington Post, Jan. 10, 2017
And for a historical take, see Presidential Nepotism Debate Goes Back to the Founders' Time, National Constitution Center Blog, Nov. 21, 2016