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Cheney v. United States District Court for the District of Columbia
United States Supreme Court
541 U.S. 913 (2004)
Sierra Club and Judicial Watch, Inc. (plaintiffs) brought consolidated lawsuits against then-Vice President Cheney and other senior executives on an advisory committee in their official capacities, alleging failure to comply with disclosure laws. Before the case reached the Supreme Court, Justice Scalia invited Cheney on a duck-hunting trip. Cheney hunted two days and the two never shared a blind or were alone together except brief unintentional instances. Scalia said he and Cheney never discussed the case. When it reached the Supreme Court, Sierra Club moved to disqualify Scalia. Judicial Watch did not join the motion, publicly stating that it did not believe the known facts required Scalia’s recusal.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Scalia, J.)
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