Bybee Quoted in USA Today Article on Code of Ethics for Supreme Court Justices
June 23, 2022
Keith J. Bybee
Supreme Court justices are not bound by a code of ethics and hundreds of judges across the U.S. say they should be. More than 97% of the judges roughly 860 judges who responded to a June survey by the judicial college, a nonprofit and nonpartisan institution that educates judges of all types from all over the country, responded "yes" to the question of whether the justices should be bound by a code of conduct.
"The first line of enforcement is self-enforcement," says Keith Bybee, professor of political science and vice dean of the College of Law. "When you're bound by a code of ethics, it leads you to ask questions about your own activities, and to achieve impartiality through a process of question asking."
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