Don't Be Fooled By The Supreme Court's Toothless Ethics Code
The good news is that public pressure is getting to the conservative majority on the Supreme Court. The bad news is that the Court's ethics code is insufficient.
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The Supreme Court Adopts An Ethics Code
Chief Justice John Roberts and his conservative Supreme Court majority have gone from stating that an ethics code was unnecessary to announcing the adoption of a code on Monday.
The ethics code, which you can read here, is a step in the right direction.
The Supreme Court has gone from claiming that they don’t need anything to putting something on paper.
An ethics code is a great idea, but an ethics code that doesn’t have an enforcement mechanism or penalties is worthless.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said in a statement provided to The Daily, “The Supreme Court took an important first step to set rules of the road for ethical conduct for Justices. It is long past time for a code of conduct that explicitly applies to the Justices. However, the lack of any way to enforce the code of conduct should any Just…
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