Law & Crime: Prominent judicial advocacy group says Justice Alito ‘can’t be trusted with American democracy’ and calls for him to ‘recuse from any case related’ to Trump or Jan. 6

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Colin Kalmbacher


Voting Rights

This excerpt is from a piece that originally ran on May 18, 2024.

The Alliance for Justice, a sprawling umbrella group encompassing well over 100 non-profit organizations, is demanding Alito no longer take part in high court case having anything to do with the 45th president or the Jan. 6, 2021, pro-Trump attack on the U.S. Capitol.


“Supreme Court justices are supposed to be the ultimate guardians of our Constitution, yet now we know of two who are sympathetic to violent attempts to overturn our democracy,” AFJ President Rakim H.D. Brooks, an appellate lawyer, said in a statement provided to Law&Crime. “Now we know that Alito’s willingness to rewrite history includes overturning the results of the 2020 election.”

“We call on Justice Alito to recuse from any case related to President Trump or the January 6 insurrection; it’s clear that he’s incapable of being impartial on these cases and our democracy cannot be trusted in his hands,” Brooks went on.

In 1987, the AFJ was part of a coalition that successfully worked to keep then-president Ronald Reagan’s controversial nominee Robert Bork from being confirmed to the Supreme Court.

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