Bloomberg Law
May 12, 2022, 1:24 AM

Supreme Court Ethics Code Mandate Advances in House

John Crawley
John Crawley

Legislation requiring the U.S. Supreme Court to develop its own code of conduct advanced in the House on Wednesday night.

The measure approved by the Democratic-led Judiciary Committee 22-16 over fierce Republican objection proposes disclosure rules covering travel, gifts, and income received by the justices.

It also seeks new transparency around those filing amicus, or friend-of-the-court briefs, across the judiciary and deepens recusal rules for justices and lower court judges.

“We expect the justices of our nation’s highest court to hold themselves to the highest standards of ethical conduct, but, in fact, their conduct too often falls below the standards ...

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