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: https://bit.ly/38oZZCu