The Senate Judiciary Committee, which is led by Democrats, had a vote on Thursday to establish a code of conduct for the Supreme Court. The outrage among Democrats in response to the lavish presents that were given to members of the Supreme Court, most notably Clarence Thomas. “This legislation will be a crucial first step in restoring confidence in the Court after a steady stream of reports of Justices’ ethical failures has been released to the public,” said Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), the chair of the Judiciary Committee.
This legislation will be a crucial first step in restoring confidence in the Court after a steady stream of reports.” He is a Democrat from the state of Illinois. The Supreme Court Ethics, Recusal, and Transparency Act was approved to be brought up for a vote on the floor of the Senate by the committee with a vote of 11-10, which was split down party lines. The statute mandates that the court must both publish a code of conduct and accept complaints from members of the general public.
Furthermore, the statute mandates that the court must have subordinate court judges investigate any potential violations. It would tighten up the regulations on the disclosure of financial information in the domains of justice and amicus briefs. In addition to this, it would make it mandatory for justices to provide an explanation for their decisions and disclose any potential conflicts of interest they have.