The Committee of Judicial Conference On-Financial Disclosures is currently reviewing an ethics complaint lodged against Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson a month ago.
The Center for Renewing America reported last month that Jackson, who was appointed to the Supreme Court in accordance with President Joe Biden’s pledge to appoint a black woman to the court, failed to disclose her husband’s malpractice consulting income on purpose.
“We are hopeful that the Judicial Conference takes a long, hard look at the ethics concerns surrounding Justice Jackson and ensures there is not a double standard for justices,” Center for Renewing America President Russ Vought said in a statement to Fox News.
“The left has made it a sport to attack the character of conservative Supreme Court justices. They’ve turned a blind eye to actual indiscretions and appearances of corruption actively happening,” he said, referring to criticisms leveled against Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas, both justices.
The website of the Judicial Conference states that it “serves as the policymaking body for the federal courts.”
The Center for Renewing America’s complaint claimed Jackson “appears to have willfully failed to disclose required information regarding her husband’s medical malpractice consulting income for over a decade.”
The complaint noted that “given the repeated omissions of this information for several years, it is appropriate to refer Justice Jackson to the United States Attorney General.”
The complaint to the Judicial Conference further stated, “there is reason to believe that Justice Jackson may have failed to report the private funding sources of her massive investiture celebration at the Library of Congress in her most recent financial disclosure.”
“Given the need to ensure the equal application of the law and the tendency of these violations to create serious recusal issues and conflicts of interest, the Conference’s prompt attention is of paramount public importance,” the letter continued.
During her nomination to the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, Jackson reportedly disclosed that two of her husband’s clients paid him in excess of $1,000 in 2011. According to the complaint, Jackson complied with the regulations.
“On her subsequent filings, however, Justice Jackson repeatedly failed to disclose that her husband received income from medical malpractice consulting fees. We know this by Justice Jackson’s own admission in her amended disclosure form for 2020, filed when she was nominated to the Supreme Court, that ‘some of my previously filed reports inadvertently omitted’ her husband’s income from ‘consulting on medical malpractice cases,’” according to the complaint.
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The complaint said that “further demonstrating willfulness,” Jackson is skimming over years she did not list her husband’s consulting income and only referred to omitting it in a 2020 form filed in 2022, the year she was appointed to the Supreme Court. CONTINUE READING…