Federal Judges Would Face Tougher Stock-Trading Rules Under Bipartisan Bill – WSJ

Federal judges would be required to report stock trades over $1,000 within 45 days and post their financial-disclosure forms online under legislation proposed by a bipartisan group of lawmakers in the Senate and House of Representatives.

The two bills were drafted by both Democrats and Republicans in response to a Wall Street Journal investigation finding 131 federal judges violated federal law by hearing lawsuits involving companies in which they reported owning stock, according to congressional aides.

Source: Federal Judges Would Face Tougher Stock-Trading Rules Under Bipartisan Bill – WSJ