Supreme Court transparency act progresses in Congress

The Supreme Court Ethics, Recusal, and Transparency Act, introduced in the Senate and passed by the House Judiciary Committee, would require an ethics code and stronger recusal rules, transparency for Justice’s finances and a view of the ways lobbyists and dark money attempt to sway the Court. (End Citizens United, May 16, 2022, press release)

“At a time when the judiciary has outsized power — over our personal privacy and health care decisions, over who can vote and who wins elections, over who can marry and who can unionize and so much more — it is critical that the branch, including those at its apex, are subject to transparency and accountability standards that measure up to its might,” said Gabe Roth of Fix the Court. (Sheldon Whitehouse, May 16, 2022, press release)

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