My opinion about the document leak? The reaction to the Supreme Court leak is a planned operation, and the emphasis in the press and on the left, so far, has been on abortion itself, rather than the law. My opinion about abortion?
Be open to life . . .
Draft opinion of Supreme Court on Roe v Wade has been leaked to Politico, who printed it. This is a definite plan by the Left so that they can make a stink about it in advance of the decision, intending to derail it. I hope the leaker is found and prosecuted for a Federal crime.
Here’s Lizzie Warren acting like she’s enraged in order to stir up the crowd. The demonstrations at the Court were planned in advance – you can count on it. It isn’t impromptu – look at all the professional signs and banners.
The Supreme Court has issued the following statement:
Yesterday, a news organization published a copy of a draft opinion in a pending case. Justices circulate draft opinions internally as a routine and essential part of the Court’s confidential deliberative work. Although the document described in yesterday’s reports is authentic, it does not represent a decision by the Court or the final position of any member on the issues in the case.
Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., provided the following statement:
To the extent this betrayal of the confidences of the Court was intended to undermine the integrity of our operations, it will not succeed. The work of the Court will not be affected in any way.
We at the Court are blessed to have a workforce – permanent employees and law clerks alike – intensely loyal to the institution and dedicated to the rule of law. Court employees have an exemplary and important tradition of respecting the confidentiality of the judicial process and upholding the trust of the Court. This was a singular and egregious breach of that trust that is an affront to the Court and the community of public servants who work here.
I have directed the Marshal of the Court to launch an investigation into the source of the leak.
So what does the leaked document actually say?
The most important paragraph:
Here are images of the first three pages. See the entire draft at the link (above). Just by reading these first pages, it seems that the issue isn’t the killing of babies so much as it is about states’ rights to decide the question rather than the Federal government, and that “Even though the Constitution makes no mention of abortion, the Court held that it confers a broad right to obtain one.” In other words, Roe and Casey were bad law.