Watch: Senate Judiciary committee hearing on Supreme Court ethics reform

A series of Supreme Court ethics scandals that started with luxury trips gifted to Justice Clarence Thomas has renewed focus on the idea of a code of conduct for the nine most powerful jurists in the nation.

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A series of bills that would require the high court to adopt a code of conduct is reopening a debate over how such guidelines might be enforced, who would do the enforcing and whether an ethics code would have actually headed off the steady stream of controversies over travel, property sales and a lack of disclosure.

"Once such a code exists, there is no simple way for it to become 'binding' or 'self-enforcing,'" said Josh Blackman, a law professor at South Texas College of Law Houston. "Each justice would still have to make their own judgment calls."

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  1. Facts don’t care about feelings, so if Democratic Senators call out Thomas, Gorsouch, & Roberts for their corruption or lies then it seems people who are offended by that are focused on the wrong issues.

    1. like i just said the good senators should reform themselves before tackling any other problems

  2. What a joke, more talk without any meaningful action.
    I’m sick and tired of the Federal Government not being held accountable for their actions!

    1. You mean the Supreme Court… They’re the ones not beiong held accountable in the least…

  3. This is not calling out either party it’s about the Supreme Court having ethics which everyone should have no matter positions in government. They all need to follow and enforce being a Democrat or Republican. The Republicans especially need to look at the self’s. Having people like Marjorie, the compulsive lier just voted in, and up hold a higher standers for representing our government.

    1. It will be my pleasure for us to communicate and get to know each other, I live in Orlando Florida but but currently in Brighton, Where are you from

  4. Clean your own house first !!!!!!!!!!!!! Investigate yourself !!!! It should be against the law to benefit from insider trading. Investigate this as a first step for you to consider. Try Hunter for a start.

    1. Or and hear me out, we are talking functional adults…. They should be capable of investigating and enforcing ethics on BOTH the court and themselves. But each branch is supposed to hold the other branches accountable. They should be able to walk and chew gum at the same time

  5. Senate Judiciary ethic reform? The Senate? This is joke? Right? Senate discussing ethics. LMAO 🤣 🤣 🤣!

  6. Wait a minute. Democrats and Republicans has never asked for an ethics process until 2023. What changed? What happened? Can someone please explain?

    1. If you don’t know the answer to your own question…there is no hope to explain it to you!!

    2. @Mark Innis you must be a leftist. Someone asks a question and you don’t want to answer, a question.🤣

  7. Ethics is based off of morals. Moral guidelines came from the Bible. America’s saying is, “In God We Trust”. Democrats don’t base their decisions by their morals, they base their decisions off of peoples feelings.

  8. I would hope that Senator Graham knows that if the other SC Justices are also doing the same thing then they should be held accountable too. The “whatboutism” is a real cute waste of everyone’s time though.

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