The justices and judges already think they are above the law, so it makes it worse to know that the justices who sit at the highest court of the land are under no obligation to act ethically. Smdh!!! That helps explain why their racist and unethical decisions over the last couple decades have deteriorated the substantive strength of our nation’s civil rights laws (e.g. Civil Rights Act of 1964, Voting Rights Act of 1965, etc.). Keep in mind, many of our nation’s key antidiscrimination statutes were passed as a direct result of the black-led civil rights movements that have occurred since Africans were unjustly brought to the Americas as slaves. Also keep in mind that historically, majority of the justices on the Supreme Court have been white and five out of the nine justices today were appointed by Republican presidents and “just so happen to be” ideologically “conservative,” ESPECIALLY when it comes to issues of race and the human rights of American citizens of African descent. Although much more needs to be done to fix our racist and corrupt judicial system and government, it’s a step in the right direction. Congress needs to pass this bill immediately.
Source: Tony Mauro. “New Bill Would Force Justices to Adopt Ethics Code.” Law.com. April 23, 2015. http://www.law.com/sites/articles/2015/04/23/new-bill-would-force-justices-to-adopt-ethics-code/#ixzz3YF145QvD