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Probe ordered into Roe v. Wade leak — Analysis

The staffer who leaked the draft opinion overturning the abortion law “will not succeed” in undermining the Supreme Court’s work, the chief justice wrote

Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts has ordered the court’s marshal to investigate the source of a leaked draft opinion showing that its justices would imminently strike down the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling. Conservatives believe that the document was leaked by a liberal clerk to create public outcry, and to force the court backtrack.

“Yesterday, a news organization published a copy of a draft opinion in a pending case,”Roberts is a conservative and wrote this Tuesday. 

“To the extent this betrayal of the confidences of the Court was intended to undermine the integrity of our operations, it will not succeed,”He continued. “The work of the Court will not be affected in any way.”

Politico published Monday’s draft decision. The court voted 5-3 with 1 undecided to reverse Roe V. Wade. That 1973 ruling guaranteed that every woman had the right to an unplanned abortion. A 1992 ruling upholding Roe v. Wade – Planned Parenthood v. Casey – would also be overturned.

Justice Samuel Alito, who wrote the majority opinion, stated that there was no constitutional right to abortion in the United States and Roe v. Wade rests on that. “egregiously wrong”And “exceptionally weak” interpretation of the country’s founding document. This ruling could be rescinded. “return the issue of abortion to the people’s elected representatives”He wrote about the state-level.

Conservative lawmakers and pundits view the leak as a calculated effort by a liberal staffer within the court to force the abortion debate into the open and generate public outrage, potentially motivating the court’s justices to change their minds, or Congress to legislate on abortion rights.

“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,”Roberts said that he had been to the airport and was happy. “directed the Marshal of the Court to launch an investigation into the source of the leak.”

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For an institution that works mostly behind closed doors, this leak was unheard of. The 1973 Roe V. Wade decision was released to the public just hours after it was announced by court. However, the finalized ruling had already been published. The court will not issue the final decision in Mississippi’s Roe v. Wade case until June.

One of the most prominent Democrats is the Governors of New Jersey and California. While President Joe Biden called for the passage on state-level abortion rights legislation, several other notable Democrats have announced their plans. “elected officials at all levels of government to protect a woman’s right to choose,”He said that he will sign any legislation that codifies Roe v. Wade federally.

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