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Petition to impeach Samuel Alito receives 75,000 signatures

A petition to remove Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito for accepting gifts from conservative billionaire Paul Singer has received more than 75,000 signatures.

The signatories believe Alito should be punished for accepting a seat on Singer’s private plane and taking a luxury fishing trip to Alaska organized by another right-wing businessman.

He did not disclose these gifts or deny himself when Singer found himself in court, the nonprofit newsroom ProPublica first reported last June.

The Move On petition, addressed to the US Senate, has been active for almost a year and reached 50,000 signatures ten months ago.

People who have signed in recent weeks have done so amid the controversy surrounding Alito’s household flying an upside-down flag in January 2021 – after it became a symbol of the ‘Stop the Steal’ campaign aimed at disrupting the elections of Undo 2020. claiming that President Joe Biden did not win legitimately.

As a result, Alito has faced calls to recuse himself from cases surrounding the 2020 election and the chaos that occurred on January 6 over concerns that he is too biased.

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Samuel Alito, associate justice of the US Supreme Court, in Washington DC in 2019. Judge Alito has said he was “not required” to declare any gifts as a petition to impeach him over the controversy that reached 75,000…


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People who recently signed the petition are not directly addressing the flag controversy, but rather writing about anger in general.

Barbara said, “Because we should all be outraged. Tell me where to show up for the protests.”

Melanie K said Alito’s “conduct and ideology are unacceptable” and called him a “traitor to the Constitution and the country.”

Tim G. wrote that Alito “has shown that he believes he is above the law – that is detrimental to justice in our beloved country.”

When the story about the gifts to Alito broke, he said the ProPublica report “misleads readers.”

Newsweek has contacted Alito for comment via email to the Supreme Court’s Public Information Office.

Alito wrote an op-ed for it The Wall Street Journal in which he said: “My recollection is of speaking with Mr. Singer on no more than a handful of occasions, all of which (with the exception of chats during a fishing trip 15 years ago) consisted of brief and passing remarks at events where large groups were present are.

“On no occasion have we discussed the activities of his companies, and we have never discussed any case or issue in court.

“On two occasions he introduced me before I gave a speech – as did dozens of other people. And, as I will discuss, he allowed me to occupy what would otherwise have been an unoccupied seat on a private flight to Alaska.

“It was and is my judgment that these facts would not cause a reasonable and unbiased person to doubt my ability to decide impartially the issues in question.”

It comes as The New York Times published an article to debunk Alito’s version of events with the inverted flag.

He had alleged that his wife was called “the c-word” during a dispute with liberal neighbors who had hung anti-Donald Trump signs in their yard.

The judge said she was “distraught” about this and hung the US upside down “for a short period of time,” according to his interview with Fox News reporter Shannon Bream.

But the Time found that the flag was hung that way — and removed — weeks before this incident occurred, according to their analysis of a text message and the original police call, confirmed by Fairfax County authorities.