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2024-05-18 00:02:36

Controversy Surrounding Samuel Alito and the Inverted American Flag

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The display of an upside-down American flag outside US Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito's home has sparked controversy and raised concerns about the court's impartiality. The flag, linked to Donald Trump's election fraud claims, was seen days after the Capitol attack.

Alito distanced himself, attributing the flag to a dispute with a neighbor. Calls for his recusal in election-related cases have surfaced, questioning the ethical standards of the Supreme Court amidst political tensions.

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