SCOTUS' Alito Defends Against Ethics Questions
He is the court's latest member being accused of wrongful actions
Conservative Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) Justice Samuel Alito on Tuesday published a commentary in The Wall Street Journal defending himself from questions about his ethical conduct raised in a yet-to-be published article by news outlet ProPublica.
The commentary on the WSJ website addressed what Alito referred to as "charges" by journalists from ProPublica that he had failed to recuse from cases in which an entity connected to hedge fund founder Paul Singer was a party, and to report certain gifts on mandatory annual financial disclosure forms, such as a private flight to Alaska for a fishing trip.
"Neither charge is valid," Alito wrote.
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