FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
JUNE 21, 2023
Monica Garcia, firstname.lastname@example.org
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Brett Edkins, Managing Director of Policy and Political Affairs for Stand Up America, issued the following statement after a ProPublica investigation revealed Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito accepted and failed to disclose luxury trips gifted to him by wealthy GOP donors:
“The Supreme Court is mired in an ethical catastrophe that threatens its fundamental credibility. Once again, a conservative Supreme Court justice has been discovered to have accepted luxury travel and gifts from an ultrarich GOP donor with business before the Court.
“Justice Alito hid this luxury travel from the public, in apparent violation of federal law. His blatant disregard for the ethical requirements of sitting on the Supreme Court calls into question his ability to ‘faithfully and impartially’ administer justice and his fitness to remain on the bench. Alito’s shameless and self-serving justification for accepting and concealing gifts from political megadonors is proof that we can’t rely on the Court to police itself.
“Our highest court must be held to a higher ethical standard. Congress should show some courage by investigating Supreme Court corruption and passing a binding code of ethics.”
About Stand Up America
Stand Up America is a progressive advocacy organization with nearly two million community members across the country. Focused on grassroots advocacy to stand up to corruption and voter suppression and build a more representative democracy, Stand Up America has driven over 1.7 million calls to lawmakers, registered over 100,000 voters, mobilized thousands of protestors, and contacted tens of millions of voters.