(Republican Party News) – In a move many will find surprising — when you see the source you’ll understand why — Supreme Court Justice John Roberts is taking action to get to the bottom of the recent unprecedented leak of a draft opinion that revealed a majority of justices in the court were prepared to overturn Roe v. Wade, the decision which made abortion legal.
According to the Western Journal, in a media release put out on Tuesday, which was one day after Politico first published the draft opinion, Roberts announced that he had “directed the Marshal of the Court to launch an investigation into the source of the leak.”
“The draft decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, written by Justice Samuel Alito and joined by four other conservative justices, held the logic of the original Roe v. Wade decision was ‘extremely weak’ and said the decision ‘was egregiously wrong from the start.’ The ruling also attacked another abortion case — 1992’s Planned Parenthood v. Casey, which established the ‘undue burden’ standard for abortion laws,” the report said.
“We hold that Roe and Casey must be overruled,” Alito wrote. “It is time to heed the Constitution and return the issue of abortion to the people’s elected representatives.”
Even as Politico itself published the leaked draft opinion, reporter Josh Gerstein acknowledged what this leak represented.
“No draft decision in the modern history of the court has been disclosed publicly while a case was still pending. The unprecedented revelation is bound to intensify the debate over what was already the most controversial case on the docket this term,” he stated in the piece he wrote.
“In the media release, the Supreme Court acknowledged the authenticity of the draft opinion while stressing it was in no way final,” the report said.
“Yesterday, a news organization published a copy of a draft opinion in a pending case,” the release went on to say.
“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,” it continued.
In a release, Chief Justice John Roberts said that the matter would go directly to the Marshal of the Supreme Court, who is a law enforcement official that answers directly to the court. In other words, he’s very serious about getting to the bottom of this and finding out who leaked this draft opinion. And boy will they be in big trouble.
“To the extent this betrayal of the confidences of the Court was intended to undermine the integrity of our operations, it will not succeed,” Roberts said in the statement.
“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,” the statement added.
“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,” the statement went on to say. “I have directed the Marshal of the Court to launch an investigation into the source of the leak.”
— Shannon Bream (@ShannonBream) May 3, 2022
So who, exactly, is the current Marshal of the Supreme Court? It’s Col. Gail. A. Curley, according to a recent report put out by Fox News.
“As Marshal, Col. Curley will serve as the Court’s chief security officer, facilities administrator, and contracting executive, managing approximately 260 employees, including the Supreme Court Police Force, which provides security for the Justices, Court staff, visitors, the building, and surrounding grounds,” the Supreme Court went on to say in a media release when she was appointed in 2021.
“Col. Curley will call the Supreme Court to order in argument sessions, maintaining order and decorum during Court proceedings,” the release said.
As of now, it’s not clear which other organizations will be involved in the investigation to uncover the source of the leak, though CBS News’ Jan Crawford said it would “likely” involve the FBI.
Chief Justice Roberts is likely to order a full investigation involving the FBI into the reported leak of a draft majority opinion, reports @JanCBS — as some question if it will throw the Supreme Court’s legitimacy into question. pic.twitter.com/rJsIlQqjEU
— CBS Mornings (@CBSMornings) May 3, 2022
“According to Reuters, experts say that leaking draft opinions isn’t illegal in and of itself, given that they aren’t classified documents. However, the leaker may have committed an ancillary crime to obtain the opinion, like unauthorized use of a computer to obtain the file,” the Western Journal said.
This could also lead to the disbarment of the individual who leaked the document, if that individual happens to be a practicing lawyer.
“This is the most egregious violation of confidentiality for a staff member or employee of the court that you can imagine,” University of California, Berkeley, law professor Orin Kerr said in an interview with Reuters.
“The leak appears to have been designed to put pressure on both the Supreme Court and/or Congress to somehow change the decision, either by swaying votes on the court or getting the Senate to pass a bill that would codify Roe v. Wade guarantee of abortion rights at the federal level,” Western Journal reported.
Check out the groups of pro-abortion protesters and the violent acts of destruction they carried out as a means of defending the “right” to murder pre-born children.
Pro-abortion protestors smash windows tonight in Los Angeles: pic.twitter.com/HwGyOqGd0Z
— Libs of TikTok (@libsoftiktok) May 4, 2022
Crowd of protesters is growing quickly, and pushing toward the barricade that the handful of guards put up earlier tonight. Chants of “fascist scum have got to go,” interspersed with the names of the conservative justices pic.twitter.com/2OHtE2pLuy
— Nate Hochman (@njhochman) May 3, 2022
…If this is a true copy of the draft opinion it is hard not to view this as a malicious act. What is the motivation of releasing such a decision? The only intent of such a leak is to trigger a response from outside of the Court.
— Jonathan Turley (@JonathanTurley) May 3, 2022
This is sickening and tells you everything you need to know about the demonic origins of the radical left. Clearly, this is more than a political issue. This is a spiritual one. And it’s playing out before our eyes.
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