Senate Judiciary Democrats continued to press Chief Justice John Roberts for answers on Supreme Court ethical standards Thursday, two days after the nine justices issued a rare unanimous statement explaining how the Court handles ethical issues.
Roberts included the statement along with his Tuesday letter declining Democratic Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin’s invitation to testify before the Committee at an upcoming hearing on Supreme Court ethics reform. Democrats argue in their letter that the justices’ statement “raises more questions than it resolves” and request more information by May 1, the day before the hearing is scheduled.
Mike Davis, founder and president of the Article III Project, told the Daily Caller News Foundation the letter was another attack on “judicial independence.”
“Dick Durbin knows better than this,” Davis told the Daily Caller News Foundation. “This is a transparent and shameful attempt by Senate Democrats to attack the Supreme Court and judicial independence because the Senate Democrats do not like the Court’s current composition.”
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