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Senate Panel Passes Legislation to Impose Code of Ethics for SCOTUS with Zero GOP Support

HeadlineJul 21, 2023

The Senate Judiciary Committee advanced legislation to mandate the Supreme Court adopt a code of ethics and stricter financial disclosure rules. The move comes following explosive revelations around several justices, most notably Clarence Thomas, who was lavished for decades with luxury travel and gifts by GOP megadonor Harlan Crow. No Republicans voted for the measure, though they did attempt to add amendments to make it easier for judges to carry weapons, and to ban reporters from publishing draft opinions without court approval. The amendments were defeated.

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