Legal Scholar Supports Supreme Court Ethics Reform
In an article cross-posted on “The Faculty Lounge” and “The Legal Ethics Forum,” Northwestern University Law Prof. Steven Lubet echoes Fix the Court’s call for the Supreme Court to be subject to a formal code of conduct.
“At the Supreme Court level,” Prof. Lubet writes, “the function of a judicial code is not to compel compliance or punish violations – both of which would be impossible, given life tenure and the separation of powers. Rather, the purpose of a code would be to set identifiable standards for the justices’ conduct, so that the public may know what to expect of the nine most powerful judges in the nation.”
We couldn’t agree more.