New federal law requires transparency for federal judge’s financial dealings

The U.S. Congress showed rare bipartisanship in passing a law to subject Supreme Court justices and federal judges to more stringent disclosure of their holdings and stock transactions. The law will enable the public to see for themselves if judges have a conflict of interest in cases before them. (Reuters, April 27, 2022, by Nate Raymond and Moira Warburton)

The law requires judges to report stock transactions of stocks and securities over $1000 within 45 days. It passed after a 2021 Wall Street Journal investigation into federal judge’s personal finances. (Business Insider, April 27, 2022, by Camila DeChalus)