Calls for a formal code of conduct for US Supreme Court justices have arisen due to recent controversies, though proponents argue it could threaten their independence and violate the Constitution’s separation of powers.
The US Supreme Court is facing calls to establish a formal code of conduct due to recent controversies involving justices. These controversies include accusations of sexual harassment and conflicts of interest. Unlike other federal judges, Supreme Court justices are not bound by a formal code of conduct. Critics argue that this lack of a code of conduct undermines the court’s credibility and transparency. However, proponents of the court’s current system argue that imposing a code of conduct could threaten the justices’ independence and violate the Constitution’s separation of powers. The issue remains a subject of debate among legal scholars and the public.