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Rostow: Why the Supreme Court needs an ethics code

November 12, 2021

Note: this piece was originally published in Roll Call, and was written by Checks & Balances member Nicholas Rostow. 

President Joe Biden’s Supreme Court reform commission has had a tumultuous past month. A draft report’s warnings about court-packing upset liberals, while two conservatives resigned for reasons that remain unclear.

Ultimately, these issues symbolize the American people’s warped views of the “highest court in the land.” Too many Americans expect justices on their “team” to legislate from the bench, rather than simply interpret the law as the Constitution requires.

The answer to this polarization is not court-packing or confirming more pro-life judges. Instead, Congress should pass an ethics code for the Supreme Court.

Continue reading at Roll Call.