"The court did not deal with the critical issues of fairness in the procedure, even though Republican members of Congress met privately with members of [the ethics committee's] staff, acted out of prejudice for blacks, and wholly ignored the overriding principle that there has to be fairness in the conduct of these affairs," Mr. Goldberg said. "There is no case in the Supreme Court or otherwise that gives a blank ticket of protection to Members of Congress sitting on such a panel. The next step is to seek relief from the Supreme Court on this case of first impression."
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