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S.575: Judicial Transparency and Ethics Enhancement Act of 2013
About this Bill
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|Sponsor||Charles E. Grassley, R-Iowa|
|Introduced||March 14, 2013|
|Latest Major Action||March 14, 2013|
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- Bill introduced in the Senate
- Bill passed in the Senate
- Bill passed in the House
- Bill signed into law
Judicial Transparency and Ethics Enhancement Act of 2013 - Amends the federal judicial code to establish the Office of Inspector General (OIG) for the Judicial Branch of the U.S. government, to be headed by an Inspector General appointed by the Chief Justice. Sets a term of four years, which may be extended by additional reappointments. Authorizes the Chief Justice to remove an Inspector General from office.
Requires the OIG to: (1) conduct investigations of alleged misconduct in the judicial branch, including the Supreme Court; (2) conduct and supervise audits and investigations; and (3) prevent and detect waste, fraud, and abuse.
Provides for whistleblower protection.
(Source: Congressional Research Service)
|March 14, 2013||Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (text of measure as introduced: CR S1862-1863)|