The justices’ cavalier treatment of the laws on the books makes it even more clear that broader regulation is needed.
By Nancy Gertner and Stephen Gillers
The Supreme Court’s reputation is plummeting . The decline is driven partly by the view that the court is politicized as well as by the justices’ dismissal of existing laws that are applicable to them.
The court has refused to adopt the Code of Conduct that binds other federal judges, albeit adapted to recognize the court’s unique position. Congress has been urged to enacta code, but partisan divisions and concerns about its authority may prevent it from doing so.
Apart from an ethics code, two other problems contribute to the public’s loss of confidence: the recusal statute and the financial disclosure statute.
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