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Post With Alito Revelations, a Supreme Court Code of Ethics is Needed
Created by John Eipper on 11/20/22 4:45 AM

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With Alito Revelations, a Supreme Court Code of Ethics is Needed (Patrick Mears, -Germany, 11/20/22 4:45 am)

This is more about blowing off steam than taking on the chore of writing a long text on the subject.

I find this alleged disclosure by Justice Alito, if true, to be particularly damning, and it comes within the context of the questions about the "lobbying" activities of Justice Thomas' wife.


It is no wonder that Americans are losing confidence in the Court and its individual justices.

It seems to me that it is high time for the Judicial Conference of the United States to draft and adopt a wise and broad Code of Ethics for the United States Supreme Court. And an investigation of these recent activities by members of the United States Supreme Court seems now to be well past due. Here is a background article published by the Congressional Research Service that was updated on April 6, 2022, in the wake of the disclosures about Virginia Thomas' activities. I expect another update of this article sometime soon.


JE comments:  The proposed code (link immediately above) simply puts in writing what we are taught in Elementary Civics--that the Justices should be impartial and refrain from political activism.  That such a code is even requested shows the sorry state of the present Court.  Pat, amen for your proposal--but I don't see much hope for its enactment.

The central quandary of today's Court--how can you be the law, and above the law at the same time?

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