Justice Amy Coney Barrett indicated on Monday that it would be a "good idea"
for the United States Supreme Court to adopt a written code of conduct governing the body,
a revelation that comes as many have asked for the high court to be overseen following a string of ethical problems in recent months.
Barrett, a conservative former federal appeals court judge who has been on the Supreme Court since October 2020,
told a crowd at the University of Minnesota Law School that implementing an ethics code would allow the justices to provide greater openness to the public.
"It would be a good idea for us to do it, especially so we can communicate to the public exactly what we're doing in a clearer way."
Barrett reminded the audience that she still follows the same guidelines she did while she was on the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
She also pushed back against the notion that the judges disagreed on the need for an ethics code.
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