Hawley Votes Against Bill Imposing Code Of Ethics For US Supreme Court Justices


Legislation to enforce ethical behavior on Supreme Court justices is moving forward in the U-S Senate.

Missouri U-S Senator Josh Hawley joined with nine fellow Republicans on the Senate Judiciary committee in voting “no” on a bill that would impose a code of ethics for members of the U-S Supreme Court. It wasn’t enough, though, as all 11 Democrats voted “yes,” sending the bill to the full Senate.

It would create reporting requirements regarding gifts, travel, reimbursements, and outside income received by members of the High Court, along with procedures for filing complaints against them.

If the bill passes the full Senate, it will then go the Republican-led U-S House where it would likely fail.