Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Proposed bill to enforce ethics rules at the Supreme Court

In the wake of a spirited debate about Justices Scalia and Thomas' decisions to appear before conservative groups and legislators, which included a letter signed by more than 100 law professors (see here), two Democratic lawmakers have proposed a bill that would require a process for taking in ethics complaints about the justices of the Supreme Court, and for investigating those complaints. It would require justices to explain their decisions to recuse or not recuse from a case, and if a justice has turned down a motion to disqualify, it would allow the rest of the Court to disqualify the justice. For more on the story go here.

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