November 17, 2023

Schumer Attacks Supreme Court's Code of Ethics

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) is criticizing the Supreme Court's newly adopted code of ethics, claiming the change is not enough.

Schumer shared his concerns in a statement released this week after the court's decision.

"It is long past time for a code of conduct that explicitly applies to the justices," adding "the lack of any way to enforce the code should any justice decide to ignore it is a glaring omission," Schumer wrote.

"Senate Judiciary Chairman Dick Durbin, D-Ill., said the new rules 'fall short' of what Congress 'could and should expect,' despite several Republicans saying Democrats’ efforts would be unconstitutional," the report added.

"I'm glad the Supreme Court put out its new ethics rules," Republican Sen. Ted Cruz shared.

"The Supreme Court has always operated under rules of ethics, but given the concerted attack on the Supreme Court waged by Democrats, it was a positive step for the Court to codify those rules and put them out explicitly," he continued.

Democrats have long pushed for changes at the Supreme Court, targeting conservative justices, particularly Justice Clarence Thomas.

The push has fallen short in the efforts to change the current conservative majority in the court where they currently enjoy a 6 to 3 advantage.

Other leftist attacks have included seeking to "pack the court" by supporting additional justices or adding term limits to justices.

The attempts continue to highlight Democrat plans to gain power in the area where it fails to hold a majority, as the left already controls the White House and the Senate. Republicans currently hold a slim lead in the House following the 2022 midterms.

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