The leak is the thing. It’s egregious, and clearly meant to give liberal groups almost two months before the term ends at the end of June to pressure the Court much like there was a pressure campaign against Chief Justice Roberts on Obamacare.
I’ve never seen an actual draft opinion leak from the U.S. Supreme Court. Not even what the vote will be — remember everyone waiting for the 2012 Obamacare decision and then speed reading it?
Obamacare was small potatoes compared to ABORTION. We’ve covered the Mississippi case that many speculated would result in Roe v. Wade being overturned.
Politico says it got its hands on a draft majority Opinion by Justice Alito overturning Roe v. Wade. When I first heard it, I figured it was just speculation, but Politico has the draft and it sure looks real:
The Supreme Court has voted to strike down the landmark Roe v. Wade decision, according to an initial draft majority opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito circulated inside the court and obtained by POLITICO.
The draft opinion is a full-throated, unflinching repudiation of the 1973 decision which guaranteed federal constitutional protections of abortion rights and a subsequent 1992 decision – Planned Parenthood v. Casey – that largely maintained the right. “Roe was egregiously wrong from the start,” Alito writes.
“We hold that Roe and Casey must be overruled,” he writes in the document, labeled as the “Opinion of the Court.” “It is time to heed the Constitution and return the issue of abortion to the people’s elected representatives.”
The draft is from February 10, 2022, so who knows how many votes there are for it, maybe it was just Alito’s attempt to bring others on board.
But the leak is the thing. It’s egregious, and clearly meant to give liberal groups almost two months before the term ends at the end of June to pressure the Court much like there was a pressure campaign against Chief Justice Roberts on Obamacare.
It’s impossible to overstate the earthquake this will cause inside the Court, in terms of the destruction of trust among the Justices and staff. This leak is the gravest, most unforgivable sin.
— SCOTUSblog (@SCOTUSblog) May 3, 2022
Right now: Barricades are up around the Supreme Court building, just minutes after reports from Politico were leaked indicating SCOTUS has voted to overturn Roe v. Wade. pic.twitter.com/LxR9rbs6TF
— Cami Mondeaux (@cami_mondeaux) May 3, 2022
Tweets like this from the dark money megagroup Demand Justice — which forced the Breyer retirement/KBJ nomination — suggest that it is what it appears — a malicious leak from the abortion-devoted, designed to attack the Supreme Court and gin up mobs. Lord, have mercy. https://t.co/zdSSAyjt4j
— Mollie (@MZHemingway) May 3, 2022
At least one person on the left thinks the left leaked it.
This leak is destructive. The leaker must think their position on abortion is so important it’s worth destroying trust inside the Court. Who there will trust each other now?
This is an insurrection against the court. https://t.co/oQygQgZmO1
— Ari Fleischer (@AriFleischer) May 3, 2022
Fleischer: This is an insurrection against the Supreme Court pic.twitter.com/lWxyKIS2vc
— Acyn (@Acyn) May 3, 2022
Our worst fears are realized:
The Supreme Court has voted to overturn Roe v Wade, per Politico.
IT'S TIME TO HIT THE STREETS.
— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) May 3, 2022
All this insurrectionist talk https://t.co/7mJ6lRBKio
— William A. Jacobson (@wajacobson) May 3, 2022
Remember *this* insurrection?
When Kavanaugh was confirmed mentally-ill fascist leftists foot soldiers stormed the Supreme Court and tried to break down the doors, attack Justices.
Riot police had to be called in to clear the mob
What they are unleashing now is 1000x worse: pic.twitter.com/xQe7bNB2ug
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) May 3, 2022
COURT PACKING IS BACK
A stolen, illegitimate, and far-right Supreme Court majority appears set to destroy the right to abortion, an essential right which protects the health, safety, and freedom of millions of Americans. There is no other recourse. We must expand the court.
— Ed Markey (@SenMarkey) May 3, 2022
The main play here probably isn’t an attempt to change the result at the Court. It’s an attempt to influence Congress to act before the election, either through legislation or court-packing, or alternatively to affect the election itself.
— Adrian Vermeule (@Vermeullarmine) May 3, 2022
Where does President Biden stand on court packing these days? Can't imagine he'd want this to go down on his watch. https://t.co/8WpKyMMbMY
— Brandon Friedman (@BFriedmanDC) May 3, 2022
Alan Dershowitz: Abortion SCOTUS leak could be "an act of civil disobedience" by someone who wants to "change the outcome."@GreggJarrett was "thinking the same thing."
Hannity: "You make one hell of a compelling argument." pic.twitter.com/Di5HS0p6NX
— Scott Morefield (@SKMorefield) May 3, 2022
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