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Summary

Should U.S. Supreme Court justices be held to the same ethical code of conduct as other federal judges?  Is legislation needed to increase the transparency and accountability of the Court?  What would be the implications of such legislation?  This webinar features Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-Rhode Island), chair of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Federal Courts, Oversight, Agency Action, and Federal Rights, and Professor Amanda Tyler (Berkeley Law), an expert on the Supreme Court and author of Justice, Justice Thou Shalt Pursue: A Life’s Work Fighting for a More Perfect Union (2021) (with Ruth Bader Ginsburg).  Topics include the pending legislative proposal, “The Supreme Court Ethics, Recusal, and Transparency Act.”

Co-sponsored by Berkeley Judicial Institute.

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Recorded on October 14, 2022.
Video transcripts can be provided upon request. Please email executive@law.berkeley.edu.

Guests

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Amanda Tyler

Professor at Berkeley Law

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Senator Sheldon Whitehouse

Senator of Rhode Island