Via RedState, Judge Alito has responded (pdf) to Sen. Arlen Specter's request for additional information on Alito's relationship with Vanguard with respect to Monga v. Ottenberg. He defends himself well, since federal law and judicial ethics have long held that judges need not recuse themselves from cases in which the potential conflict of interest is limited to holding shares of a mutual fund.
In today's edition, the Wall Street Journal editorial page dismantled this desperate ethics charge with its customary clarity.
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