Justice Alito recuses himself from Exxon Valdez ruling

When the nation’s highest court decides the fate of the Exxon Valdez punitive damages case next year, Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito will not be part of the decision. The conservative justice has recused himself from the case, leaving just eight Justices to rule on Exxon’s appeal.

David Shurtleff, APRN – Anchorage