Given the unique position of Supreme Court justices, they should be held to the highest ethical standards. But the evidence is mounting that they view themselves as above the law, and some have accepted lavish gifts, trips, and other improper influences from those who have had business before the court or who could benefit from the court’s decisions.
The American people should be able to trust in equal justice under the law. Congress must engage in serious oversight of the court and investigate those seeking to use it for their own benefit. Congress cannot let this brazen misconduct, which is causing irreparable harm to the public’s faith in the Supreme Court, go unanswered.