The New York Times reported last night that Justice Alito flew an upside-down American flag outside his house days before President Biden’s inauguration, a symbol of support for the January 6th insurrection and the “Stop the Steal” movement that spread the lie that Donald Trump won the 2020 presidential election.

Even worse, at the time that Justice Alito was flying this flag of MAGA allegiance, the Supreme Court was weighing whether to accept for review a case central to Trump’s scheme to overturn the 2020 election. The Supreme Court ultimately refused to hear that case, but Justice Alito voted to hear it and issued a dissent.

Today, Justice Alito is participating in cases involving the January 6th insurrection, including Trump v. United States where Donald Trump is claiming he has absolute immunity from any crimes he committed while serving as President of the United States.

Our judicial system includes a fundamental ethical standard that judges remain independent and unbiased in cases before them. This standard is not only an informal tradition but is also explicit in the new code of ethics recently adopted by the Supreme Court. 

TAKE ACTION: Hold Justice Alito accountable for his brazen and impeachable conduct.

Justice Alito’s outrageous and disqualifying conduct cannot be ignored. First and foremost, he needs to recuse himself from Trump v. United States. This case will decide whether Trump can be tried for conspiring to overturn the 2020 presidential election results.

But recusal alone is not enough: 

  • Justice Alito should recognize that this conduct warrants resignation.
  • Justice Roberts must exercise his leadership and intercede. 
  • Congress should begin an impeachment investigation. 

The Supreme Court is facing a crisis of legitimacy. We must demand an end to corruption at the highest court in our nation. Justice Alito must be removed from the Supreme Court. 

Learn more about our campaign we can restore balance and integrity to the Supreme Court by visiting: SCOTUS Reform Now.