Congressman Hank Johnson to chair hearing on Supreme Court Ethics



WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday, April 27, Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) will be chairing the Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet hearing titled: “Building Confidence in the Supreme Court Through Ethics and Recusal Reforms.”

Members will consider the impact of the Supreme Court’s lack of a clearly applicable code of ethics and examine other reforms that could promote transparency and accountability for the highest court.

Witnesses at the hearing:

  • Gabe Roth, Executive Director of Fix the Court. Roth has extensive experience investigating and publicizing judicial conflicts of interest and the need for judges to recuse themselves.
  • Donald Sherman,   Chief Counsel at CREW. Sherman has significant ethics and oversight experience across the executive and legislative branches.
  • Steve Gillers,  among the most prominent scholars on legal and judicial ethics in the country. Gillers has  been been closely following recent developments at the high court.
  • Mark Paoletta, partner Schaerr Jaffe. Paoletta has served as general counsel at the Office of Management and Budget under Trump.

The hearing will be held April 27, 2 p.m., at the 2141 Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C. and may be viewed virtually:


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