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Judicial Stock Disclosure Bill Clears House, Goes to Biden (1)

April 27, 2022, 5:26 PMUpdated: April 27, 2022, 7:31 PM

Bipartisan legislation requiring greater transparency of financial disclosures for federal judges cleared the House and will head to President Joe Biden for his signature.

House lawmakers cleared the Senate version of the Courthouse Ethics and Transparency Act (S. 3059) by voice vote on Wednesday, in a rare move that forces change on the third branch.

The Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, the arm of the federal courts that deals with non-judicial business, will now be required to create a searchable online database of judicial financial disclosures and post those documents within 90 days of their filing. It ...