Congress’ enactment of the above courts and transparency legislation in April 2022 by overwhelming majority in both chambers could further fuel Republican sentiment in favor of some measure of ethics reform in the Supreme Court. Another good omen is the successful negotiation of a bill that would significantly strengthen the Electoral Count Act, led by Senators Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Susan Collins of Maine. maybe. This bipartisan success story has been strongly contested by Republicans who oppose the election, but a critical mass of Republicans in Congress are voicing great government, a framework that ensures they fit into the Supreme Court’s code of conduct proposals. , shows that they can accept laws that promote democratization.
Outside Congress, prominent Republicans and conservatives have expressed support for such measures. In May 2022, President George W. Bush-appointed U.S. District Court Judge Reggie Walton said at a conference attended by other federal judges, “I can’t imagine a federal judiciary that isn’t subject to the Code of Ethics. ‘ said. Judicial ethics expert Gabe Ross recently told the Senate Judiciary Committee, “When I speak to lower court federal judges, it’s mostly off the record that the Supreme Court neglects its responsibility to adopt a code of conduct.” I hear their complaints that they are there,” he testified. In November 2021, Nicholas Rostow, a former senior official in the Reagan and Bush administrations, wrote: roll call “The Supreme Court needs a code of ethics,” he said, noting that such a code “has already proven to be an effective guardrail” for Congress and the executive branch, adding “bipartisan support.” are likely to attract,” he said. Avoid filibusters. Rostow wrote on behalf of a group of prominent conservative and libertarian lawyers. This organization includes senior officials from the Reagan and Bush administrations.
The bottom line: Republican politicians can find it difficult to challenge common-sense notions that enjoy broad public support, including their own voters. It will change the dynamics of court reform in important ways by getting ahead of lesser-known ideas like court packing. is consistent with the interests of elected voters in government branches and parliaments. Enactment of a Supreme Court Code of Conduct, or serious effort to enact such. For example, the Code, which includes Senate passage and a respectable House Republican endorsement, is itself a balance of political power between Congress and the Supreme Court, which now bills itself as a super-legislative Supreme Court. would change