Thursday, March 03, 2011

U.S. Supreme Court Ethics Bill?

Two Democratic lawmakers have announced legislation that would significantly alter the ways in which U.S. Supreme Court justices handle ethical questions.

According to a recent news article, “[T]he legislation would require the Judicial Conference to set up a process for taking in ethics complaints about the justices, and for investigating those complaints. It would require justices to explain their decisions to recuse or not recuse from a case, and if a justice has turned down a motion to disqualify, it would allow the rest of the Court to disqualify the justice”.

Read more here.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

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