Democrats Could Withhold Funds to Compel Supreme Court to Adopt Ethics Rules

Senate Democrats want the U.S. Supreme Court to adopt stricter guidelines for disclosing their income sources and potential conflicts of interest, and at least 14 Democratic senators see withholding funds from the court as a way to get their demands.
In a March 31 letter (pdf) to Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), the group of 15 senators suggested adding language to the 2024 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations bill that would place up to $10 million for the Supreme Court on hold “unless the Chief Justice notifies the Committee on Appropriations of both Houses of Congress that the Supreme Court has put into effect a public code of ethics for justices of the Court.”…

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