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Introduced in Senate (02/07/2019)


116th CONGRESS
1st Session
S. 393


To amend title 28, United States Code, to provide for a code of conduct for justices and judges of the courts of the United States.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

February 7, 2019

Mr. Murphy (for himself, Mr. Blumenthal, Mr. Booker, Mr. Casey, Mr. Coons, Ms. Duckworth, Mr. Durbin, Mrs. Gillibrand, Ms. Harris, Ms. Hirono, Ms. Klobuchar, Mr. Leahy, Mr. Markey, Mr. Menendez, Mr. Sanders, Mr. Van Hollen, Ms. Warren, and Mr. Whitehouse) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


A BILL

To amend title 28, United States Code, to provide for a code of conduct for justices and judges of the courts of the United States.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Supreme Court Ethics Act”.

SEC. 2. Code of conduct.

(a) In general.—Chapter 57 of title 28, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:

§ 964. Code of conduct

“Not later than 1 year after the date of the enactment of this section, the Judicial Conference of the United States shall issue a code of conduct, which applies to each justice and judge of the courts of the United States, except that the code of conduct may include provisions that are applicable only to certain categories of judges or justices.”.

(b) Technical and conforming amendment.—The table of sections for chapter 57 of title 28, United States Code, is amended by adding after the item related to section 963 the following:


“964. Code of conduct.”.


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