Bloomberg Law
May 26, 2022, 7:54 PMUpdated: May 26, 2022, 8:33 PM

Lack of Ethics Code for Justices ‘Unimaginable’ US Judge Says (1)

Madison Alder
Madison Alder

A senior federal trial judge called the lack of an ethics code for Supreme Court justices “unimaginable” at a conference about judicial independence.

“I think it’s just unimaginable that we have a segment of our federal judiciary that’s not subject to an ethics code,” Reggie Walton, a senior judge on the US District Court for the District of Columbia, said Thursday at a Chicago event for judges, lawyers, and legal academics. “I don’t see how that can be justified.”

Walton, who has served on the federal trial court in Washington since 2001, was speaking on a panel about democracy and ...