Call on Justice Scalia to recuse himself from the Dukes v. Walmart case.

 Join Walmart Watch in calling on Justice Antonin Scalia to recuse himself from the Dukes v. Walmart case.

We the undersigned respectfully request that Justice Antonin Scalia recuse himself from Wal-Mart Stores v. Dukes due to the fact that his son, Eugene Scalia, is a partner at Gibson Dunn, the law firm representing Walmart in the case.

In the case, Walmart seeks decertification of a class-action suit brought against it by more than million women. This is the largest class-action lawsuit in the history of the United States, where current and former Walmart associates claim that the largest retailer in the world systematically discriminated against women.

Justice Antonin Scalia’s son, Eugene Scalia, is a partner in the law firm Gibson Dunn, which is representing Walmart in this case. Gibson Dunn has represented Walmart in four class action wage and hour law suits since 2007. Eugene Scalia also co-leads Gibson Dunn’s Labor and Employment practice group.

Eugene Scalia has a history representing Walmart and its interests, including representing the company in court alongside the current head of the Dukes case for Gibson Dunn, and as counsel for the Retailers Industry Leaders Association in two key cases for Walmart.

His firm also represented President Bush before the Supreme Court in Bush v. Gore, where Justice Scalia ruled favorably for the plaintiff.

Eugene Scalia’s connection to the plaintiff and to one of the Justices hearing the case, his father, Antonin Scalia, raises serious concerns and at a minimum, the appearance of impropriety. Worse, these substantial and long-standing facts erode public confidence in judicial impartiality and the court’s integrity.
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Number Date Name Location
8414 Thu Mar 31 15:30:44 EDT 2011 Anonymous
8413 Thu Mar 31 13:33:14 EDT 2011 Ellen Rosen Brookline, MA
8412 Thu Mar 31 11:59:11 EDT 2011 Anonymous
8411 Thu Mar 31 07:36:42 EDT 2011 Susan Wolinsky Denver, CO
8410 Thu Mar 31 00:26:37 EDT 2011 Anonymous
8409 Wed Mar 30 23:53:43 EDT 2011 Anonymous This is such an obvious conflict of interest, if Scalia doesn't recuse himself, he should be impeached.
8408 Wed Mar 30 23:36:34 EDT 2011 Anonymous
8407 Wed Mar 30 20:30:04 EDT 2011 Anonymous
8406 Wed Mar 30 18:09:12 EDT 2011 Anonymous This is not a close call, it's an obvious one. There is no grey area in which to navigate. Recuse yourself immediately, you would be voir dire challenged on any jury of citizens asked to try this case. More....
8405 Wed Mar 30 17:15:58 EDT 2011 Anonymous
8404 Wed Mar 30 16:25:24 EDT 2011 Anonymous
8403 Wed Mar 30 15:54:54 EDT 2011 Anonymous
8402 Wed Mar 30 15:01:29 EDT 2011 Linda Pierce Jamestown, NY
8401 Wed Mar 30 14:41:19 EDT 2011 Anonymous
8400 Wed Mar 30 14:13:53 EDT 2011 `Doreen` Schommer Waterdown, ON Doreen Schommer
8399 Wed Mar 30 14:06:01 EDT 2011 Anonymous Justice Scalia should recuse himself just to eliminate ANY appearance of bias for the prestige and power of the Court.
8398 Wed Mar 30 13:58:24 EDT 2011 Anonymous For once, do the right thing and recuse yourself!! Your son represents Walmart! That is a conflict of interest!!
8397 Wed Mar 30 13:16:03 EDT 2011 Chris Stanley Lakebay, WA
8396 Wed Mar 30 13:13:06 EDT 2011 Anonymous
8395 Wed Mar 30 12:27:08 EDT 2011 Anonymous
8394 Wed Mar 30 11:52:58 EDT 2011 Anonymous Justice Scalia must recuse himself from the Wal-Mart Stores vs. Dukes case to retain the impartiality of the Supreme Court.
8393 Wed Mar 30 11:33:54 EDT 2011 Anonymous
8392 Wed Mar 30 11:19:34 EDT 2011 Anonymous
8391 Wed Mar 30 10:54:37 EDT 2011 Anonymous
8390 Wed Mar 30 10:37:40 EDT 2011 Anonymous Bets Brown
AAUW Maine Public Policy Chair
South China, ME
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