January 3, 2012
Chief Justice Roberts on SCOTUS Ethics Procedures
"Some observers have recently questioned whether the Judicial Conference’s Code of Conduct for United States Judges should apply to the Supreme Court. I would like to use my annual report this year to address that issue, as well as some other related issues that have recently drawn public attention. The space constraints of the annual report prevent me from setting out a detailed dissertation on judicial ethics. And my judicial responsibilities preclude me from commenting on any ongoing debates about particular issues or the constitutionality of any enacted legislation or pending proposals. But I can provide some clarification on how the Justices address ethical issues and dispel some common misconceptions" writes Chief Justice Roberts. For details, see 2011 Year-End Report on the Federal Judiciary. See also CJ Roberts' Year End Report on the Federal Judiciary by Ruthann Robson, CUNY Professor of Law & University Distinguished Professor.
Hat tip to BTL's Tony Mauro, In Annual Report, Roberts Defends Supreme Court Ethics Procedures ("Roberts' discussion of Supreme Court ethics was extraordinary, taking up all but the final two paragraphs of his 12-page report.")
I have never written to anything.
I have to write regarding the Health Care Hearings to voice my opinion that the law is unconstitutional.
Congress could impose a tax and provide the coverage. Permitting the government to regulate the population to do something is hubris and needs to be overturned. It seems that the federal government has extended its powers at the expense of the states tremendously over my lifetime. I am 56. Even worse over my Uncles lifetime he is 90.
Cohesion of the states for example, withholding highway funds to impress the states to increase the legal drinking age age is bad.
What this law does to state rights is awful.
Posted by: Robert Balsamello | Mar 25, 2012 10:37:33 AM