An hours-long House Judiciary subcommittee hearing on ways to improve the judiciary’s compliance with ethics and transparency statutes hinted there may be bipartisan support for changes to the current system.
Lawmakers during the meeting Tuesday raised broad concerns about a Wall Street Journal report that documented more than a hundred judges who failed to recuse themselves from cases involving companies that they or family family members held stocks or other financial interests in. Republican and Democratic representatives alike raised concerns, signaling there could be rare bipartisan support for reforms.
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