End Citizens United // Let America Vote Applauds Senator Warren and Representative Jayapal Judicial Ethics Legislation

End Citizens United // Let America Vote Action Fund President Tiffany Muller released the following statement on the Judicial Ethics and Anti-Corruption Act introduced in the House and Senate today by Senator Elizabeth Warren and Rep. Pramila Jayapal:

“Americans’ faith in government is rapidly declining as many politicians and judges use their positions of power to line their own pockets – often behind closed doors, while corporate special interests capture the courts with hundreds of millions of dollars in dark money.

“Senator Warren’s and Representative Jayapal’s new Judicial Ethics and Anti-Corruption Act would begin to reverse this troubling trend and add much-needed transparency and accountability to the Supreme Court and the federal judiciary system. We applaud their leadership and commitment to fighting corruption and ensuring our courts protect all of us, not just the wealthy and well connected.”

The Judicial Ethics and Anti-Corruption Act would improve transparency in the federal judiciary, ban federal judges from owning conflicted assets, strengthen restrictions on gifts and privately-funded travel, require the Supreme Court to abide by a code of conduct, and create new mechanisms for judicial accountability.

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