Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse speaks on the necessity for Supreme Court ethics reform

By | May 4, 2023


Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), in his capacity as Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Federal Courts, Oversight, Agency Action, and Federal Rights, co-led a hearing of the full Judiciary Committee entitled, “Supreme Court Ethics Reform.”

The hearing explored the recent torrent of media reports detailing unethical conduct by Justices of the Supreme Court and legislative solutions to improve ethics, accountability, and transparency at the highest Court.

Whitehouse’s Supreme Court Ethics, Recusal, and Transparency (SCERT) Act would require the Supreme Court to adopt stricter disclosure rules and establish a process for investigating a justice’s misconduct.