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Justice Alito says the Supreme Court is no place for ethics rules

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FILE - Associate Justice Samuel Alito sits during a group photo at the Supreme Court in Washington, Friday, April 23, 2021. The Supreme Court has ended constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place nearly 50 years, a decision by its conservative majority to overturn the court's landmark abortion cases. In the final opinion, Alito wrote that the court cannot allow our decisions to be affected by any extraneous influences such as concern about the publics reaction to our work. (Erin Schaff/The New York Times via AP, Pool)

( Erin Schaff/ Associated Press)

Justice Alito states the High court is no area for principles regulations

Letters to the Editor

July 31, 2023

To the editor: I definitely think that Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. is right that united state legislators do not have power to enforce a principles code on


high court. And also even more power to all the justices in cavorting about with each other

each various other

as high as they such as out of the general public eye!

Nevertheless, there appears to be absolutely nothing quiting Congress from passing regulations to need coverage of typical people (also unusually rich ones) having any kind of sort of communication with a justice with advantages to the court of more than some defined quantity, with considerable fines as much as as well as consisting of considerable prison time.

Michael Lampel, Granada Hills.

To the editor: The High court contradicts a code of principles as well as conduct which various other government courts need to stick to by utilizing the reason theres no constitutional arrangement offering Congress the authority to manage the justices. After that it appears affordable to include a modification to the Constitution that would certainly provide Congress such authority. So, thanks, Justice Alito, for bringing this to our interest. While Im certain it will certainly spend some time to include a modification to our Constitution, a minimum of theres a light at the end of the passage as well as High court justices will certainly eventually be responsible for their activities as well as proceeded corruption. Allows bear in mind that power has a tendency to corrupt as well as outright power damages definitely.

Sheryl Kinne, Van Nuys.

To the editor: Also if Justice Alito is ideal as well as Congress does not have the power to enforce a principles code on the High court, that does not suggest the court itself ought to not willingly take on a code of honest conduct whereby to control itself. The integrity of the court, which has actually currently been compromised by allegations of politi


zation, depends on it. This is the moment for Principal Justice John G. Roberts Jr. to reveal some management.

Rochelle Popowitz, Los Angeles.

To the editor: Respectable males in high areas is that greater than we could wish for, Justice Alito? An additional establishment demeaned; an additional pointer that honor is a merit quickly traded for importance; an additional circumstances of vanity getting over an inner voice. Why should we pay attention to Alito when he takes such initiative to disregard us?

Carleton Cronin, West Hollywood


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