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Lindsey Graham shoots down Supreme Court ethics rules from Senate Democrats

Posted on AllSides June 12th, 2024
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An attempt by Senate Democrats on Wednesday to impose new ethics rules on the Supreme Court was blocked by Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC). Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Dick Durbin (D-IL) sought a unanimous consent request to pass legislation championed by him and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) to implement a code of conduct for the high court. It also includes mechanisms to investigate alleged violations, require public disclosures of gifts and other potential conflicts of interest, and force justices to explain recusals publicly. "The ethics crisis at the Supreme Court, the...

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