Congress approves tougher financial disclosure rules for U.S. judges

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By Nate Raymond and Moira Warburton WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Legislation that would subject U.S. Supreme Court justices and federal judges to tougher disclosure requirements for their financial holdings and stock trades passed the House of Representatives on Wednesday in a rare show of bipartisanship. The bill, approved on a voice vote after winning Senate passage in February, would make it easier for the public to see if a member of the federal judiciary has a financial conflict of interest warranting recusal from hearing a case. The Courthouse Ethics and Transparency Act now goes to President J…

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