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Supreme Court docket Justice Alito’s Dwelling Flew US Flag Upside Down Following Jan. 6-NYT

Supreme Court Justice Alitos Home Flew US Flag Upside Down Following Jan 6 NYT


(Reuters) – An American flag was photographed hanging the other way up on the Virginia dwelling of Supreme Court docket Justice Samuel Alito in January 2021, weeks after the Jan. 6 protests, the New York Occasions reported on Thursday.

It was not clear if the upside-down flag was meant to sign help of former U.S. President Donald Trump, the Occasions reported. Alito informed the paper that his spouse hung the flag in response to indicators in neighbors’ yards.

“I had no involvement in anyway within the flying of the flag,” Alito informed the Occasions in an emailed assertion. “It was briefly positioned by Mrs. Alito in response to a neighbor’s use of objectionable and personally insulting language on yard indicators.”

The Supreme Court docket didn’t instantly reply to a Reuters request for remark from Alito.

The paper reported that the upside-down flag was photographed at Alito’s dwelling in Alexandria, Virginia on Jan. 17, 2021, by neighbors who had been alarmed by the symbolism. The Occasions stated it not too long ago obtained these photographs and included one in its report.

Based on U.S. code for the flag, the flag ought to by no means be displayed the other way up “besides as a sign of dire misery in situations of maximum hazard to life or property.”

Some Trump supporters displayed upside-down American flags in help of Trump following the 2020 presidential election, the Occasions stated.

Trump, the Republican incumbent, was defeated by Democrat Joe Biden in that election.

(Reporting by Dan Whitcomb; Enhancing by Cynthia Osterman)

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