Representative Hank Johnson | Inventing America

Representative Hank Johnson

Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet, House Judiciary Committee

Congressman Hank Johnson of Georgia is a senior member of the House Judiciary Committee. He is the former chairman and now ranking member of the Judiciary subcommittee that oversees the federal courts, including the Supreme Court. In that role, Congressman Johnson has introduced legislation to reform and modernize our courts. His extensive legislative portfolio includes the Judiciary Act that would expand the Supreme Court to make it more responsive to our changing and growing nation, the Supreme Court Ethics, Recusal and Transparency Act or SCERT Act, which would require justices to adopt and follow a code of ethics, places transparency standards on gifts and travel, codifies recusal standards and requires the court to disclose lobbying and dark money interests before it and the TERM Act, which would establish term limits for Supreme Court justices while preserving constitutional protections for judicial independence in decision making – among many other bills that reform our federal courts.

Prior to taking his seat in Congress in 2007, Rep. Johnson practiced criminal defense law in Georgia for twenty-seven (27) years. He served twelve (12) years as a magistrate judge, and five (5) years as a county commissioner. To learn more about Hank’s work, you can find these and other bills at his website: