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Wednesday, August 7, 2013
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Supreme Court Ethics Act Proposed
Steve Beckow/ Golden Age Gaia: As one who relied on and much enjoyed reading the very wise rulings of the Supreme Court in my own country (Canada), and who has long mourned the corruption of the Supreme Court in the United States, I welcome any action to clean the court up. Nothing has dismayed me more than to see that body mired in partisan politics and yet misrepresenting itself as impartial.
Supreme Court Ethics Act Proposed In Response To Controversial Behavior By Justices Scalia, Thomas
A group of congressional Democrats is set to introduce legislation Thursday that would apply stricter ethical standards to the Supreme Court, amid concerns that justices have been engaging in questionable behavior.
The proposed Supreme Court Ethics Act of 2013 would subject the justices to the Code of Conduct for United States Judges, a set of standards that currently applies to all other federal judges. Those rules would have forced the justices to recuse themselves from certain cases or explicitly prohibited some high-profile activities that have attracted scrutiny and demand for reform in the past few years.
The controversy over Supreme Court ethics re-emerged late last month, when Mother Jones reported that Ginni Thomas — a well-connected tea party consultant and wife of Justice Clarence Thomas — held an integral role in Groundswell, a conservative coalition of journalists and activists that has been meeting privately to coordinate talking points and messaging on key political issues. The revelation led to a new round of questionsabout whether her brand of partisan activism should constitute a conflict of interest for her husband, who has been tasked with ruling on many of the issues that she is involved in.
Currently, the Supreme Court’s system for dealing with conflicts of interest, or appearances of conflicts, is to leave it to each justice’s own best judgment. In the past, justices have recused themselves from cases apparently because they held significant stock in a company before the court or when their adult offspring were professionally involved in the case. But Thomas took part in the Obamacare decision despite calls to recuse himself due to his wife’s outspoken advocacy against the law.
Reform advocates have similarly noted that Justices Antonin Scalia and Thomas attended a Koch Industries fundraiser in 2010, just months after siding with the majority in the landmark Citizens United case, which effectively empowered the billionaire Koch brothers to spend millions of dollars in support of conservative political candidates.