The Washington Post asks Sierra Club and Judicial Watch, the ligitants in Cheney v. United States District Court for the District of Columbia, if they will file a recusal petion and gets interesting answers.
Scalia Joined Cheney on Flight: Some legal scholars have suggested that Scalia should recuse himself from the Cheney case because of the trip. But one of the two organizations opposing Cheney in the case, Judicial Watch, disagreed. “We will not be asking for Justice Scalia's recusal,” said Tom Fitton, Judicial Watch president. “We do not think there is a conflict of interest or an appearance of a conflict.”
The other litigant suing Cheney, the Sierra Club, said it had not decided whether to seek Scalia's recusal. Sierra Club lawyer David Bookbinder said the presence of Scalia on the plane makes it appear he was accepting “valuable favors” from Cheney. “We understand why everybody in America is wondering why the appearance of impropriety has not been reached,” Bookbinder said.