Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito Must Be Summoned to Appear—Legal Analyst

Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito needs to be subpoenaed by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Dick Durbin, a legal analyst and professor emeritus of constitutional law at Harvard Law School, Laurence Tribe said Saturday.

Tribe posted on Alito and explanation before the Senate Judiciary Committee!”

According to photographs obtained by He New York Times In a story published Thursday, an inverted American flag was seen flying in Alito’s yard in Alexandria, Virginia, on Jan. 17, 2021. The timing of these photos came days after supporters of former President Donald Trump attacked the United States Capitol in Washington. DC, protesting the 2020 election results. Trump has falsely and repeatedly claimed that the 2020 election was stolen from him.

In a statement emailed to He Times, Alito wrote, “I had no involvement in the flag-waving,” adding, “Ms. Alito briefly posted it in response to a neighbor’s use of objectionable and personally insulting language on yard signs.”

An inverted flag should not be flown unless “as a sign of extreme distress in case of extreme danger to life or property,” according to the Associated Press, citing the United States Flag Code. Notably, in protest, Trump supporters have also displayed the flag upside down.

Durbin, an Illinois Democrat, on Friday issued a statement regarding Alito saying in part: “Flying an upside-down American flag, a symbol of the so-called ‘Stop the Steal’ movement, clearly creates the appearance of bias. Judge Alito should immediately recuse himself from cases related to the 2020 election and the January 6 insurrection, including the question of the former President’s immunity in United States against Donald Trumpthat the Supreme Court is currently considering.”

In his statement, Durbin also called for the immediate passage of the Supreme Court Ethics, Recusal and Transparency (SCERT) Act, which would require the Court to adopt a code of ethical conduct.

news week reached out to the Supreme Court, Laurence Tribe and Senator Durbin’s office via email Saturday evening for additional comment.

Samuel Alito
U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Samuel Alito poses for his official photograph at the Supreme Court in Washington, DC on October 7, 2022. Alito needs to be subpoenaed, legal analyst Laurence Tribe said Saturday ….

Meanwhile, House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries, a Democrat from New York, also led to on Saturday he wrote: “The Supreme Court is not above the law. Congress must immediately consider legislation to implement an ethical code of conduct. And make clear that sympathizing with a violent insurrection is not acceptable.”

Political analyst Craig Agranoff said news week Saturday, when asked about Tribe’s post, “Durbin’s call for Alito to recuse himself from cases related to the insurrection is a necessary step to uphold judicial impartiality.”

Agranoff continued: “However, to truly address concerns and restore public trust, Durbin should use his subpoena power to demand Alito’s appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee for a full explanation. Accountability and transparency are fundamental to maintaining the integrity of our judicial system.

However, Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Arkansas, came to the Alitos’ defense on Thursday. saying in X“This is the NYT trying to smear Ms. Alito and incite another mob to try to intimidate the judges, harass them at home, or worse. Shameful!”