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Justice Alito Flew Another Right-Wing Flag Used by Trump Supporters Outside Holiday Home

HeadlineMay 23, 2024

Another flag favored by die-hard Trump supporters was seen on display outside another one of Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito’s homes. The New York Times reports the “An Appeal to Heaven” flag — a symbol carried by insurrectionists on January 6 — was photographed flying in front of Alito’s New Jersey vacation house last summer. The flag, featuring a pine tree, is found in far-right Christian circles.

This comes just a week after The New York Times reported Alito flew an upside-down U.S. flag outside his Virginia home in January 2021, a symbol used by election deniers. Even before Wednesday’s latest revelation, some 50 House Democrats wrote a letter calling on Alito to recuse himself from January 6-related cases, including Trump’s claim to presidential immunity in his election subversion cases. The “An Appeal to Heaven” flag also hangs outside the office of House Speaker Mike Johnson.

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