Richard W. Painter

S. Walter Richey Professor of Corporate Law

Prof. Richard Painter Quoted in The New York Post and MSN on Ethical Issues of Disclosures for White House and SCOTUS 

Professor Richard Painter was quoted by the New York Post in an article discussing President Biden's omission of several vacations where the he did not pay the owner of the property for his stay from his financial disclosure. The financial disclosure forms of individuals occupying powerful seats in the federal government have been receiving extra scrutiny as of late, especially after it was discovered that Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas had similar issue of non-reporting. Professor Painter commented, “You can’t have the president just going around using people’s houses for free without disclosure. That’s no better than a Supreme Court justice staying on a yacht for free without disclosure.”