This article raises some interesting questions about the ethics of justices (both conservative and liberal) getting too close to a political cause: Justices need clearer rules about their partisan political activity. - By Dahlia Lithwick - Slate Magazine Particularly this rather stunning observation: "The justices are not clearly bound by any set of rules, anyhow. The ethical canons that regulate the conduct of the rest of the federal judiciary don't even apply to the members of the Supreme Court." The author closes his article with the argument that it is in the best interest of "judicial independence" that justices themselves be allowed to determine, for themselves, what "crosses the line" into "impropriety". Which all seems a little odd to me, considering the grilling that candidates face, going in. Should there be a more defined code of ethics for the justices of the Supreme Court? What say you?