Supreme Court Issues Ethics Code Specific to Justices

From a Washington Post story by Robert Barnes and Ann E. Marimow headlined “Supreme Court, Under Pressure, issues ethics code specific to justices”:

Supreme Court justices stung by controversies over the court’s ethics pledged Monday to follow a broad code of conduct promoting “integrity and impartiality,” but without a way to enforce its standards against those who fall short.

A statement from the court said that while “for the most part” the guidelines were a compilation of standards the justices have tried to follow, the public commitment was necessary to correct a public “misunderstanding” about the justices’ ethical obligations.