Opinion | Was it unethical to secretly record Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito?

Lauren Windsor calls herself a journalist. But she didn’t act like one when she deceived Alito to get him to talk.


Earlier this month in Washington, D.C., there was a gala for the Supreme Court Historical Society, a charity whose purpose is to preserve the court’s history and teach the public about its role.

The black-tie event was not open to the media. Members paid $500 for tickets. Supreme Court justices were in attendance.

At this event, a woman posing as a Catholic conservative spoke with — and recorded audio of — Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Samuel Alito.

That audio is now making news.

Alito, especially, made what some see as controversial comments, saying, among other things, that he agrees that “people in this country who believe in God have got to keep fighting for that, to return our country to a place of godliness.”

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