Roberts Signals Ethics Reforms For Supreme Court

USA Today reports:

Chief Justice John Roberts told an audience he is committed to ensuring the “highest standards of conduct” at the Supreme Court as pressure has mounted from congressional Democrats for changes in the wake of a series of scandals involving Justice Clarence Thomas. Without offering specifics or addressing the recent controversies directly, Roberts framed the ethics debate as an “issue of concern inside the court.”

“I want to assure people that I am committed to making certain we as a court adhere to highest standards of conduct,” Roberts said Tuesday night at an American Law Institute dinner, his first public remarks on the issue since a new wave of scrutiny has been heaped on Thomas and other justices on the high court. “We are continuing to look at things we can do to give practical effect to that commitment.”

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