Conservatives angrily called for an immediate investigation into the leak of the Supreme Court‘s draft decision purportedly overturning Roe v Wade, accusing left-wing operatives of pre-empting the decision in an unprecedented breach of the high court’s protocols.
Politico reportedly obtained a draft of Justice Samuel Alito’s majority decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, a case originating in Mississippi that challenged the landmark 1973 decision guaranteeing a woman’s right to abortion. The decision was expected sometime over the next two months, but the leak appears to have stolen the court’s thunder.
“If this story is true, the Court should issue its opinion right away,” tweeted former federal prosecutor and Fox News contributor Andrew McCarthy. “Otherwise the disgraceful leak wins. I would say that if my side lost. If we lose the integrity of the Court’s process, we lose the Court. That should be intolerable to all of us who live the country.”
Barriers were quickly put in place around the Supreme Court building immediately after the news broke, and some worried that the leak was deliberately orchestrated to target conservative justices. It appeared that Alito’s decision is being backed by fellow justices Clarence Thomas, Amy Coney Barrett, Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh and possibly Chief Justice John Roberts.
“Conservative justices will have their lives and the lives of their families threatened,” tweeted podcaster Allie Beth Stuckey. “The person who leaked this knows that.”
Speculation online was that a clerk for one of the court’s three liberal justices was behind the leak.
“This leak has to come from a clerk or Justice themselves,” a clerk told Washington-based podcaster Benny Johnson. “It is intended to blow up the court. Criminal investigation needs to happen now.”
This is an excerpt from The Daily Wire.
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