Schumer blasts Supreme Court’s new ethics code for one ‘glaring omission’

In a statement released Tuesday, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) slammed the Supreme Court’s new Code of Conduct for United States Judges for its “glaring omission.” Schumer said the new code fails to provide guidance on recusals when justices are presented with cases involving matters they previously ruled on or have personal connections to.

Schumer expressed concern that the lack of guidance on recusals will mean that the Supreme Court continues to be insufficiently transparent and accountable to the people it is responsible to serve. He noted that numerous Supreme Court justices have already “ecame a majority on cases involving parties in which they had a financial stake or a familial relationship with one or more of the parties.”

The New York senator concluded by giving his support to the For the People Act, saying the legislation “would require recusal standards for all federal judges so the people can be sure the court is held to the highest ethical standards.”

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