How Appealing

Wednesday, June 21, 2023

“With focus on Alito trip, Senate Democrats vow action on ethics bill; ProPublica reports Justice Samuel A. Alito took free luxury fishing trip in 2008, did not disclose flight on billionaire’s plane”: Robert Barnes and John Wagner of The Washington Post have this report.

Posted at 10:08 PM by Howard Bashman

“Alito’s Reply in a Rival Publication Surprises ProPublica; The Wall Street Journal made the unusual decision to let Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. pre-empt ProPublica’s article about him in its opinion pages”: Katie Robertson of The New York Times has this report.

Posted at 10:04 PM by Howard Bashman

“What we learned from Iowa Supreme Court’s non-decision on abortion”: Laura Belin has this post at the “Bleeding Heartland” blog.

Posted at 9:17 PM by Howard Bashman

“Alito Defends Luxury Fishing Trip Ahead of ProPublica Report; Supreme Court justice’s published rebuttal came hours ahead of news outlet’s article on undisclosed trip”: Jess Bravin of The Wall Street Journal has this report.

Adam Liptak of The New York Times reports that “Justice Alito Defends Private Jet Travel to Luxury Fishing Trip; In an opinion essay in The Wall Street Journal, the justice disputed a ProPublica report, saying he was not required to disclose the trip or recuse himself from his benefactor’s cases.”

And Thursday’s edition of The Wall Street Journal will contain an editorial titled “ProPublica’s Fishing Expedition for Justice Alito; The attack on the Supreme Court Justice on ethics and recusal is an attempt at Court-thinning.”

Posted at 8:50 PM by Howard Bashman

“‘Ethics’ and the Supreme Court’s Independence; Lawmakers seek to dictate the judiciary’s inner workings, imperiling the constitutional order”: Helgi C. Walker will have this op-ed in Thursday’s edition of The Wall Street Journal.

Posted at 8:42 PM by Howard Bashman

“How the Supreme Court struck down anti-sodomy laws and paved way for same-sex marriage”: Joan Biskupic and Devan Cole of CNN have this report.

Posted at 8:47 AM by Howard Bashman

“Justice Samuel Alito Took Luxury Fishing Vacation With GOP Billionaire Who Later Had Cases Before the Court”: Justin Elliott, Joshua Kaplan, and Alex Mierjeski of ProPublica have this report.

And Paul Farhi of The Washington Post reports that “ProPublica asked about Alito’s travel. He replied in the Wall Street Journal. Questioned about an undisclosed fishing trip hosted by a GOP billionaire, the Supreme Court justice instead shared his rebuttal in a rival media outlet — before the investigative journalists could publish their scoop.”

Posted at 8:41 AM by Howard Bashman