By now, you have probably heard the news. A draft ruling from the Supreme Court majority was leaked last night.
And liberals are freaking out. Why? Because if the draft stays in place, it would overturn Roe v. Wade and send the legality of abortions back to state legislatures.
But more than the ruling itself, Americans who care about the Constitution and our institutions are shocked that this draft was leaked. This is something that has never been done before for such a high-profile case. And thankfully, the chief justice is taking this seriously and demanding answers.
JUST IN: The Supreme Court confirms the authenticity of the draft opinion revealed last night by Politico. The chief justice has ordered an investigation into the leak.
JUST IN: The Supreme Court confirms the authenticity of the draft opinion revealed last night by Politico. The chief justice has ordered an investigation into the leak. pic.twitter.com/XZweHdyhCG
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A statement was released by the Supreme Court confirming the draft opinion. The court verified the draft was real but maintained a final ruling had not been made.
Chief Justice Roberts issued a statement as well. He was very angry, to say the least.
He promised that the “permanent employees” who worked for the court, including law clerks, were “intensely loyal” to the rule of law.
He called the leak a “singular and egregious breach.” He blasted it as an attempt to “undermine the integrity” of the highest court in the land.
Roberts ended his statement by saying he directed the Marshal of the Court to launch an investigation into the source of this leak. Such an investigation might bring in the FBI and DOJ.
This leak is more serious than you might imagine. Not just because it is related to an extremely important case. It was likely an attempt by someone working within the court to manipulate the final ruling.
This draft was leaked to get leftists outraged enough to pressure the court. The leaker was most likely hoping outside forces would intimidate at least some of the justices to change their view.
That is a gross violation of the sacred duty of this court—to uphold and interpret the law as written.
But it seems, as we’ve seen in recent history, that many on the left have no problem leaking sensitive information—if it helps their cause.
They have so little respect for our courts, even the Supreme Court, that they’d go this far. Just to hold onto their power.
Something tells me this leaker will soon regret what he or she did.
- Chief Justice Roberts issued a statement on the leaked draft opinion.
- Roberts called the leak an attempt to undermine the court.
- He called for an investigation, which might involve the FBI.