Two leading Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee are demanding explanations from Supreme Court nominee Samuel A. Alito as to why he did recuse himself from a 2002 case involving Vanguard since he held at least $390,000 in the company's funds, The Globe reports. Alito promised the Senate in 1990 that he would remove himself from any such case since he owned Vanguard mutual funds. 

"It is a legitimate and serious issue to be raised, and I think his explanation is going to be extremely important," said Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Va.).

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