Alito Spotted in Red Tie and Gray Suit Cowering Behind Wife Outside NY Courtroom*

R.VanWagoner
2 min readMay 18, 2024
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There went Alito’s last fig leaf.

My last post, I’m Withdrawing My Admission to Practice Before a Court Whose Members Are Above the Law, didn’t have — nor did it need — the benefit of the latest confirmation of Alito’s membership in Trump’s Stop-the-Steal cult to prove the endemic rot that defines the court. The court’s ethical collapse was near complete after the Federalist Society hat trick.

I am in trial this coming week and don’t have the time to post a more extensive discussion or analysis. Instead, I commend you to a fantastic piece in Slate by Dahlia Lithwick and Mark Joseph Stern from May 17, 2024, The Smallest Justice Who Ever Lived.

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*My brother the very talented fiction writer and novelist, Robert Hodgson Van Wagoner, deserves considerable credit for offering both substantive and technical suggestions to https://medium.com/@richardvanwagoner. Rob’s second novel, a beautifully written suspense drama that takes place in Utah, Wyoming, and Norway, dropped on November 17, 2020. Available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Apple Bookstore and your favorite local bookshop, this novel, The Contortionists, which Rob himself narrates for the audio version, is a psychological page-turner about a missing child in a predominantly Mormon community. I have read the novel and listened to the audio version twice. It is a literary masterpiece. The Contortionists is not, however, for the faint of heart.

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R.VanWagoner

Exercising my right not to remain silent. Criminal defense and First Amendment attorney.