Ed Whelan does a bang-up job below of debunking Adam Cohen’s partisan attack on Justice Scalia’s refusal to recuse himself in the case involving Vice President Cheney’s energy task force. I would add that Cohen’s reliance on Professor Monroe Freedman for guidance on legal ethics can be balanced by NRO’s own publication, back in March 2004, of a piece defending Scalia’s recusal by Professor Ronald Rotunda of George Mason University. Rotunda is the co-author of a (perhaps the) leading textbook on legal ethics, Problems and Materials on Professional Responsibility. As long as we’re relying on the authority of experts . . .