WASHINGTON, DC – After news broke of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas’s decades-worth of undisclosed luxury travel and gifts from billionaire Republican megadonor Harlan Crow, scrutiny increased around the Court. Now, bombshell news involving another justice — Neil Gorsuch — reveal a pattern of ethical issues at the highest level.
The pattern of troubling ethical issues that has emerged over the past few weeks tells us one thing: our Court is in desperate need of reform. Our nation’s highest court should not have the lowest ethical standards. Since Chief Justice Roberts has refused to act on the serious issues undermining the Court’s credibility and integrity, Congress has had to step in. We need urgent reform to restore public trust in the Court.”
Accountable.US president Kyle Herrig.
Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Dick Durbin led the charge in asking Chief Justice Roberts to investigate possible ethics violations by Justice Thomas. In a letter released yesterday, Chief Justice Roberts told the Committee that he was declining its invitation to testify about ethics rules for the Supreme Court.