Alito rejects Durbin's call to recuse himself from media case

By Jen Krausz on
 September 10, 2023

Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito has refused to recuse himself from an upcoming case after Sen. Judiciary Committee Chairman Dick Durbin (D-IL) sent a letter in early August demanding that he do so.

The case is being argued by lawyer David Rivkin, who did a joint interview of Alito with another journalist for the Wall Street Journal.

Alito argued in a statement that other justices participated in similar interviews but did not recuse themselves. Justices Sotomayor and Breyer both were interviewed by NPR but did not recuse themselves when NPR was a respondent in a case, for example.

“There is no valid reason for my recusal in this case,” Alito observed, adding that he has a "duty to sit" when no valid reason for recusal is given.

Breitbart pointed out that the left is trying to reverse court-pack by saying one or more conservative justices should recuse themselves from cases, which will help the liberal side have enough votes to prevail.

They can't be allowed to get away with this.