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Democrats see Supreme Court leverage in spending bills

Posted on AllSides June 11th, 2024
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Senior Senate Democrats see the annual funding bill for the Supreme Court as a way to force Supreme Court Justice John Roberts to adopt ethics reforms in the wake of controversies surrounding conservative Justices Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas.

Specifically, some Democrats want to tie Supreme Court funding to the justices’ adoption of an ethics code in the funding bill overseen by the Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee, which has jurisdiction over the high court’s budget.

“I think the court is really wildly out of line now, particularly in not even having a process for a fact-finding”...

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