The Supreme Court: THE SUPREME COURT

Now, Douglas' Dealings

Abe Fortas was gone from the Supreme Court, and Associate Justice William O. Douglas had severed his questionable connection with the Albert B. Parvin Foundation, but the court remained enmeshed in controversy over ethics. This time Douglas provided the target.

Anticipating a full-blown judicial-ethics hearing on Capitol Hill, which might further denigrate the court, Chief Justice Earl Warren had called for the Judicial Conference of the U.S. to formulate a code of ethics and require disclosure of all federal judges' financial affairs. But Senate Majority Leader Mike Mansfield was not satisfied. He said that he would use the...

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