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Senate committee approves a bill to impose stronger ethics standards on Supreme Court justices

Posted on AllSides July 20th, 2023
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The Supreme Court would have to abide by stronger ethics standards under legislation approved on Thursday by the Senate Judiciary Committee, a response to recent revelations about donor-funded trips by justices. The bill faced united opposition from Republicans, who said it could “destroy” the court.

The legislation has little chance to make it through the full Senate.

The panel voted along party lines to set ethics rules for the court and a process to enforce them, including new standards for transparency around recusals, gifts and potential conflicts of interest. Democrats...

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