Legal experts are now questioning whether Supreme Court nominee and U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Samuel Alito did anything wrong in a case he presided over three years ago that involved Vanguard Group, according to the St. Louis Dispatch.

In 2002, Alito ruled against a woman who had filed suit against the Valley Forge, Pa., fund shop. He withdrew himself from the case after that first ruling. The ruling was reaffirmed without his participation. But before taking oath as an appeals judge, Alito said he would refrain from cases involving Vanguard, where he has significant investment.

Subscribe Now

Access to premium content including in-depth coverage of mutual funds, hedge funds, 401(K)s, 529 plans, and more.

3-Week Free Trial

Insight and analysis into the management, marketing, operations and technology of the asset management industry.