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H.R. 1943 (114th): Supreme Court Ethics Act of 2015

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Federal judges are required to abide by a Code of Conduct. Among other rules, judges are not allowed to receive gifts over a certain monetary value (for fear of bribery), donate to or publicly endorse a political candidate or party (to keep the judiciary apolitical), or hear and decide a case in which they have a conflict of interest. Every judge is covered by the Code of Conduct — that is, except the justices of the Supreme Court.

This discrepancy, which for years had primarily been of interest to legal scholars, has gained increased public attention since the February death of Justice Antonin Scalia at a Texas resort. Scalia’s trip to Cibolo Creek Ranch was free, fully paid for by a man who had received a favorable ruling from the ...

Sponsor and status

Louise Slaughter

Sponsor. Representative for New York's 25th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Apr 22, 2015
Length: 3 pages
Introduced
Apr 22, 2015
114th Congress (2015–2017)
Status
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on April 22, 2015, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

Cosponsors

129 Cosponsors (128 Democrats, 1 Independent)

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History

Apr 22, 2015
 
Introduced

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

H.R. 1943 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 1943. This is the one from the 114th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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