Bill Would Create Watchdog For Federal Judges

Law360, New York (February 16, 2011, 3:55 PM EST) -- Conservative lawmakers have drafted a bill that would create an independent inspector general to review waste and abuse among federal judges, possibly extending to U.S. Supreme Court justices.

Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Rep. James Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., issued a joint statement Tuesday unveiling the Judicial Transparency and Ethics Enhancement Act of 2011, announcing separate versions of the bill in the Senate and House of Representatives.

"Federal judges should live by the highest of standards," Grassley said in the statement. "When misconduct, waste, fraud and abuse occur,...
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