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Whitehouse makes ethics complaint against Alito to Roberts

Posted on AllSides September 5th, 2023
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Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse filed an ethics complaint against Supreme Court Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr., alleging he violated judicial standards, including when Alito said Congress doesn’t have the power to regulate the high court after the Senate Judiciary Committee approved an ethics bill.

The Rhode Island Democrat wrote to Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. on Monday, citing a July interview Alito gave to The Wall Street Journal as the reason for the complaint. Whitehouse said Alito’s comments “appeared in connection to my Supreme Court Ethics, Recusal, and Transparency Act, which the Senate Judiciary Committee...

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