Supreme Court Code of Conduct Included in House-Passed Bill

March 4, 2021, 4:16 PM

The federal judiciary would be required to adopt a code of conduct that applies to Supreme Court justices under a sweeping voting rights bill passed by the Democratic-led House.

The For the People Act (H.R. 1) approved on Wednesday is unlikely to pass the narrowly divided Senate also controlled by Democrats, but there is bipartisan interest in formal Supreme Court ethics standards among senators. The high court isn’t bound to the code of ethics that other federal judges are required to follow.

The Supreme Court should voluntarily adopt stronger financial disclosure requirements for justices, Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) and former ...

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