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Breyer, Alito Say ‘No Way’ to Know About Conflict They Missed

  • Supreme Court justices owned stock in company involved in case
  • Court’s rules didn’t require unit to disclose corporate parent
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Two U.S. Supreme Court justices said there was "no way" to know about a conflict of interest they missed in January when the court turned away an appeal involving a United Technologies Corp. unit.

Justices Stephen Breyer and Samuel Alito both owned stock in the company as of December 2017, according to their most recent financial disclosure reports, but neither disqualified himself as required under federal law.