Merlin
18 U.S. Code § 227 - Wrongfully influencing a private entity
Mon Sep 25, 2017 3:40pm
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18 U.S. Code § 227 - Wrongfully influencing a private entity’s employment decisions by a Member of Congress or an officer or employee of the legislative or executive branch

(a) Whoever, being a covered government person, with the intent to influence, solely on the basis of partisan political affiliation, an employment decision or employment practice of any private entity—
(1) takes or withholds, or offers or threatens to take or withhold, an official act, or

(2) influences, or offers or threatens to influence, the official act of another,

shall be fined under this title or imprisoned for not more than 15 years, or both, and may be disqualified from holding any office of honor, trust, or profit under the United States.

(b) In this section, the term “covered government person” means—
(1) a Senator or Representative in, or a Delegate or Resident Commissioner to, the Congress;

(2) an employee of either House of Congress; or

(3) the President, Vice President, an employee of the United States Postal Service or the Postal Regulatory Commission, or any other executive branch employee (as such term is defined under section 2105 of title 5, United States Code).

https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/227

  • So what?Sprout, Mon Sep 25 3:05pm
    Are you claiming that the POTUS has the actual authority to fire a professional athlete? Of course not. Therefore saying that such a person SHOULD be fire is NOT actually a threat TO fire them. No... more
    • 18 U.S. Code § 227 - Wrongfully influencing a private entity — Merlin, Mon Sep 25 3:40pm
      • The NFL rule book:PH👻👻EY, Wed Sep 27 2:53pm
        http://fellowshipoftheminds.com/2017/09/26/nfl-rules-require-players-to-stand-for ...
      • So, what obligation or evenSprout, Mon Sep 25 4:09pm
        perception of obligation does the team have to fire an employee based on the opinion on the POTUS that the employees actions warrant firing? What official act was the POTUS threatening to take, or... more
        • We're this the 1960s and 70s, PH👻👻EY, Mon Sep 25 7:12pm
          I could get behind these protests. But, these black players are hardly in a position to complain. They are entertainers, and I am not amused. Police training reform world be a better challenge. How... more
        • as the same kind of warning, with real teeth. So there you have someone acting on the "president's" lead.
          • (the official act of another. Res ipsa loquitur, as they used to say on the Appian Way.
            • DistractionPikes, Thu Sep 28 1:40am
              Page out of Reagan's book. USSR shoots down Korean passenger jet with Americans on board, tension is so thick it can be knife cut, and James Watt announced the ethnic make up of his cabinet.... more
            • Again... what authority does he have thatSprout, Mon Sep 25 4:30pm
              would allow him to influence? What authority do you have to allow you to influence the manager into firing the employee? Or are you suggesting that a federal official may not express dissatisfaction... more
              • Read the LawMerlin, Mon Sep 25 5:08pm
                18 U.S. Code § 227 - Wrongfully influencing a private entity’s employment decisions by a Member of Congress or an officer or employee of the legislative or executive branch (a) Whoever, being a... more