Daily Caller: Committee Advances Supreme Court Ethics Bill To Senate Without One Republican Vote
This article was written by Katelynn Richardson and published in Daily Caller.
The Senate Judiciary Committee voted to advance Democratic Rhode Island Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse’s Supreme Court ethics legislation to the full Senate Thursday.
In a 11-10 party line vote Thursday, the committee advanced Whitehouse’s Supreme Court Ethics, Recusal, and Transparency (SCERT) Act, which would require the justices to adopt a code of ethics, increase disclosure and recusal requirements and establish a process for reviewing and investigating complaints made against justices. Republicans, none of whom voted in favor of the bill, spent the markup slamming it as an effort to delegitimize and intimidate the Supreme Court over decisions Democrats disagree with.