Democrats, Republicans Battle Over Supreme Court Ethics Questions in Senate Hearing

Lawmakers on the Senate Judiciary Committee traded accusations on Tuesday as they debated whether to impose new ethical requirements on the U.S. Supreme Court.
The debate centered around whether the court should be required to provide more detailed financial disclosures or implement stricter guidelines for when a justice must recuse themselves from hearing a case.
The Senate hearing comes as Democratic lawmakers have called for Justice Clarence Thomas to be investigated—or even impeached—following a report detailing gifts and paid vacations he accepted over the years from a wealthy personal friend, Harlan Crow. It’s not clear that Crow was directly connected to any cases that came before the court, and Thomas has denied any wrongdoing….

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