Regrettably, the record shows that even though justices have asserted that they abide voluntarily by the Code, the recent behavior by several of them demonstrates that either they don't understand its provisions or they are willing to ignore them.
Citizens United destroys the American notion of citizenship by creating separate and unequal classes of Americans. It creates a de facto American House of Lords, in which all other Americans are relegated to second-class citizenship.
The anniversary of the ruling in Citizens United vs. FEC is an opportunity to review how this transformative decision was reached -- the perfect storm of politicized jurisprudence, corporate entitlement and a narrowly tilted bench.
In spite of substantial evidence to the contrary, the message from Chief Justice John Roberts of late is that he sees no ethics problem at the Court and that no reforms are needed or desirable. This is unfortunate.
The United State Congress is trying to force The Supreme Court to broadcast oral arguments on television. But why stop at cameras in the courtroom? Here are some other ideas to spruce up Supreme Court arguments.
New Yorkers have shown a much greater interest in addressing gerrymandering than ever before. But there is still a great deal about the current debate that is largely unknown, misunderstood, or unsaid.
When handing out political favors is standard operating procedure, it is not surprising that many Americans fear our elected officials are more interested in doing what their campaign donors want than what's in the public's interest.
Opening Day of Major League Baseball and the start of the new season this week provide an ideal opportunity for the Supreme Court to ask what it can learn from the ethical rules that govern umpires in professional athletics.
For almost two years now, Republicans have issued dire warnings about an urgent threat to the Constitution emanating from the Supreme Court ruling through "empathy". It is now apparent that the face of that empathy is Sam Alito.