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Federal Judges Would Face Tougher Stock-Trading Rules Under Bipartisan Bill

Posted on AllSides October 25th, 2021
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US Congress, stocks, federal judges

Federal judges would be required to report stock trades over $1,000 within 45 days and post their financial-disclosure forms online under legislation proposed by a bipartisan group of lawmakers in the Senate and House of Representatives.

The two bills, to be introduced as soon as today, have been drafted by both Democrats and Republicans in response to a Wall Street Journal investigation finding 131 federal judges violated federal law by hearing lawsuits involving companies in which they reported owning stock, according to congressional aides.

The House Judiciary Committee also is considering a...

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