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Supreme Court Ethics

Controversial Behavior By Scalia, Thomas Prompts Call For Ethics Reform

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 08.01.2013 | Politics

A group of congressional Democrats is set to introduce legislation Thursday that would apply stricter ethical standards to the Supreme Court, amid con...

John Roberts on Mandatory Ethics Rules: Thanks, But No Thanks

Nan Aron | Posted 04.23.2012 | Politics
Nan Aron

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.

Mike Sacks

Chief Justice Roberts' Defense Doesn't Persuade Court Critics | Mike Sacks | Posted 01.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Chief Justice John Roberts used his annual year-end report to defend his colleagues' integrity, but that defense did not move prominent ...

A Question of Integrity Hangs Over the U.S. Supreme Court

Nan Aron | Posted 12.24.2011 | Politics
Nan Aron

As a country rooted in the rule of law, we simply can't afford to have Supreme Court justices who feel unconstrained by the same formal ethical standards that bind all other federal judges.

Jennifer Bendery

Thomas' Wife Made $1.6 Million During Years He Reported No Income | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Democrats are ratcheting up the pressure for a formal investigation into Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas for failing to disc...

Senators Should Demand High Standards From our Highest Court

Bob Edgar | Posted 12.04.2011 | Politics
Bob Edgar

As the Supreme Court begins hearing cases for its 2011-12 term this week, two of its members will cross the street for a different sort of hearing that could rekindle a much-needed debate over the court's ethical standards and their enforcement.

Justice Thomas Doesn't Ask Questions, But He Certainly Should Have Some Answers

Michael Keegan | Posted 08.23.2011 | Politics
Michael Keegan

Justice Thomas needs to be open with the American people, all of whose lives are affected by Supreme Court decisions. He needs to tell us that he will recuse himself from any case that he appears to have a financial interest in.