Bloomberg Law
Nov. 28, 2022, 10:30 PM

Supreme Court Official Says No Evidence of Alito Ethical Lapse

Greg Stohr
Greg Stohr
Bloomberg News

A US Supreme Court official said he sees no indication Justice Samuel Alito violated ethics rules after a New York Times story said a 2014 dinner party at the justice’s home allegedly produced a leak about the outcome of a major case over religious rights and contraceptives.

In a letter to two Democratic lawmakers, Supreme Court Legal Counsel Ethan Torrey repeated Alito’s statement that neither he nor his wife disclosed the outcome of the case or his authorship of the opinion. Torrey wrote that justices are allowed to maintain normal friendships.

“There is nothing to suggest that Justice Alito’s actions ...

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