DC Delegate to propose end to secrecy of DC judges’ financial disclosure forms

In a surprise announcement, DC Delegate Eleanor Homes Norton said this week she plans to introduce legislation that would open for the first time in years the financial disclosure forms completed by D.C. judges.

Her legislative proposal will ask Congress to change requirements now in federal law that require the information on lengthy forms but also keep the details closely held.

This scheme drew a failing grade in a nationwide review of state high court judges’ financial disclosure by the Center for Public Integrity in December 2013. Continue…