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Judges in Survey Favor Ethics Code for Supreme Court Justices

US Supreme Court justices should be bound by an ethics code, fellow judges said in a survey that showed concern that a lack of one would undermine confidence in lower courts.

The National Judicial College asked more than 12,000 alumni in a mailing whether they supported a high court code of ethics, and more than 97% of the 859 who responded said they would.

“They should set a very high bar for the rest of us to emulate,” Texas District Court Judge Michael E. Mery said in comments accompanying the survey results.

Paul R. Hart, a town justice in Big …


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