Supreme Court Reveals Ethics Code For Justices

Supreme Court Reveals Ethics Code For Justices

The Supreme Court unveiled a formal ethics code this week amid scrutiny from the media and Congress over concerns that the justices have failed to properly disclose gifts and did not recuse themselves in cases in which they might have a conflict of interest.

A 15-page document, featuring a statement at the top and a “Code of Conduct” below, was posted to the high court’s website on Monday. All nine members, led by Chief Justice John Roberts, signed off on adhering to the five “canon” rules.

The five canons, many of which included subsections, said a justice “should uphold the integrity and independence of the judiciary,” “should avoid impropriety and the appearance of impropriety in all activities,” “should perform the duties of office fairly, impartially, and diligently,”

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