Supreme Court Justice Blames Wife as New Scandal Casts Shadow on Trump Case

By Carver Malone | May 20, 2024

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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito stated that his wife, Martha-Ann, was solely responsible for displaying an upside-down American flag outside their residence following the 2020 election. 

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This contentious incident follows closely after the Supreme Court deliberated on the matter of whether Trump is shielded by presidential immunity in his federal election subversion case. A decision from the high court on this issue is anticipated in the upcoming weeks. 

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The conservative justice faced criticism after The New York Times reported that the flag, a symbol used by some of former President Donald Trump's supporters to challenge the election results, was observed on Alito's property in Alexandria, Virginia, on January 17, 2021, as depicted in photographs.