High Court Urged To Step Up On Ethics Code

Law360 (September 24, 2019, 2:04 PM EDT) -- The Brennan Center for Justice, a nonpartisan policy institute at New York University, on Tuesday called for the U.S. Supreme Court to adopt a formal ethics code to increase transparency about recusal decisions and strengthen rules about gifts to the justices.

A paper published by the center argued that although the court said it uses the existing code of conduct for federal judges as a guide for its own actions, the court should formally commit to following the principles laid out in the code, including judicial independence and avoiding impropriety and the appearance of impropriety.

Although the rules could be adapted...

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