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Roberts Pressed by Democrats on Judiciary Stock Conflicts (1)

Oct. 14, 2021, 9:06 PMUpdated: Oct. 14, 2021, 10:29 PM

Two Democratic lawmakers asked Chief Justice John Roberts to provide more information about reported conflicts within the federal judiciary after a report that federal judges heard cases in which they or their family members had a financial connection.

The Thursday letter from Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) comes after a Wall Street Journal report that 131 judges failed to disclose stock investments in public companies , which is a violation of federal law and judicial ethics.

The lawmakers also pointed to similar recusal issues at the U.S. Supreme Court in recent years when justices didn’t disqualify ...