Justice Samuel Alito blames upside-down American flag on his wife

Shortly after Trump supporters attacked the Capitol in 2021, a pro-Trump symbol — an upside-down flag — flew outside the home of one of the most conservative justices on the Supreme Court.

We know this because the New York Times recently uncovered this, and Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. said it was his wife who decided to fly this “Stop the Steal” symbol at their home. A neighbor said the flag remained up for two to five days.

Alito insisted in a statement he had nothing to do with it. But however the flag got there, it’s a stunning political display at the home of an arbiter of justice who is supposed to be blind to politics. At the very least, it shows a lack of judgment.