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House Democrats to Renew Court Ethics Bill After Recusal Report

Sept. 29, 2021, 7:01 PM

Top Democrats on House Judiciary Committee plan to reintroduce court ethics and transparency legislation and conduct hearings in response to a report that U.S. judges have failed to disclose financial ties to cases before them.

More than 130 federal judges didn’t recuse themselves from cases in which they or a family member held stock in a company involved in the lawsuit, violating federal law and judicial ethics, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. Its investigation was based on judges’ own financial disclosures.

“This would appear to constitute a massive failure of not just individual judges but of the entire system ...

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