Judge Financial Disclosures Would Be Online Under New Bill

Oct. 25, 2021, 9:37 PM

The judiciary would be required to publish federal judges’ financial disclosures online under new bipartisan legislation that will be introduced in both chambers of Congress.

The Monday announcement of the bill, the Courthouse Ethics and Transparency Act, comes after the Wall Street Journal analyzed federal judicial financial disclosures and found 131 judges heard cases in which they or a family member held stock in a company involved in the case.

Under the bill, the disclosures would have to be posted online within 90 days of their filing. It Federal judges would also have to report securities transactions over $1,000 within ...

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