Supreme Court adopts ethics code as justices face criticism over financial disclosures

Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, left, talks to Chief Justice John Roberts during the formal group photograph at the Supreme Court in Washington, DC, US, on Friday, Oct. 7, 2022. 

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The Supreme Court announced Monday it is adopting a code of ethics, a move that followed waves of criticism over reports about undisclosed gifts and travel received by some members of the high court.

The 14-page code of conduct was written to “dispel” the “misunderstanding” that the court’s nine justices “regard themselves as unrestricted by any ethics rules,” the court said in a statement.

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