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Analysis: As Clarence Thomas faces record unpopularity, Americans want an ethics code for the Supreme Court

Analysis: As Clarence Thomas faces record unpopularity, Americans want an ethics code for the Supreme Court

CNN  —  Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas ended a monthslong saga last week by officially disclosing trips paid for by GOP megadonor Harlan Crow. The incident brought to light a key fact: Unlike other federal courts and the executive and legislative branches, the US Supreme Court does not have a formal ethics code. Americans, it turns out, don’t think the …

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When John Roberts wants things done, he acts. What that means for ethics rules

When John Roberts wants things done, he acts. What that means for ethics rules

CNN  —  Soon after he became chief justice of the United States, John Roberts faced what he believed was a “crisis” involving the judiciary: Federal judges were underpaid. What Roberts did next to address the situation stands in stark contrast to the way he has tiptoed through the current controversy over the Supreme Court’s integrity. As he pushed for a …

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