SCOTUS: Kavanaugh predicts “concrete steps soon” to address ethics concerns

Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer

“Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh told a judicial conference on Thursday he hopes there will be ‘concrete steps soon’ to address recent ethics concerns surrounding the court, but he stopped short of addressing calls for justices to institute an official code of conduct. ‘We can increase confidence. We’re working on that,’ Kavanaugh told the conference attended by judges, attorneys and other court personnel in Ohio. He said all nine justices recognize that public confidence in the court is important, particularly now. Public trust in the court is at a 50-year low following a series of divisive rulings … and published reports about the justices’ undisclosed paid trips and other ethical concerns.” (09/07/23)