For those who take legal (and judicial) ethics seriously, Prof. Bainbridge posts here an analysis by legal ethics expert Ronald Rotunda, about why having a mutual fund with Vanguard would not necessarily create a conflict for a reviewing jurist, anymore than a judge having a bank account at Bank of America would create a necessary conflict for a judge reviewing a case involving that entity (depending on the nature of the case). Of course, those who are raising ethics issues in the SCOTUS hearings for Judge Alito that began today, may not be doing so from the vantage point of the experts in legal ethics like Rotunda, and likely have motives that have nothing at all to do with a concern for legal ethics.