Democrats press Supreme Court to answer allegations Alito leaked Hobby Lobby ruling

High-ranking Democrats are pressing the Supreme Court to respond to allegations that Justice Samuel Alito leaked the result of a 2014 case to conservative activists, which they say highlights an “inexcusable Supreme Court loophole in ethics rules.”

Alito has denied he leaked the opinion and said the allegation is “completely false.” But Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., and Rep. Hank Johnson, D-Ga., asked Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts for more details about the allegation in a letter they sent Sunday.

Whitehouse and Johnson said a July letter from a former conservative activist to Roberts alleging that Alito leaked the result of the Burwell v. Hobby Lobby case before it was final raises serious ethical questions the court must answer.

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“Recent reporting by the New York Times that the orchestrators of this judicial lobbying campaign may have used their access to certain justices to secure confidential information about pending cases only deepens our concerns about the lack of adequate ethical and legal guardrails at the Court,” Johnson and Whitehouse wrote in their letter, which was first reported by Politico.

“Moreover, it appears that the Court was alerted to these allegations as early as July 2022,

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