Senso. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., e John Kennedy, R-La., ha inviato una lettera dated Friday requesting travel records for all Supreme Court Justice’s trips outside of Washington, D.C., da gennaio. 1, 2011, including the name of the justice traveling, the location and the cost for security on each of those trips for the last decade.
I senatori, both members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, say they are reviewing financial disclosure standards for the receipt of gifts and travel by senior government officials – including judges – under the Ethics in Government Act of 1978 and Ethics Reform Act of 1989. They raise concerns that members of the judiciary have far less stringent rules on financial disclosures than members of Congress and the executive branch, with the nine Supreme Court justices especially facing little scrutiny.