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Tue Jul 26, 2022, 12:05 PM

Draft Opinion Leak Killed Roberts' Efforts To Convince Conservative Justices To Save Roe

Supreme Court Justice John Roberts tried to persuade his fellow conservative justices against fully dismantling Roe v. Wade, but the infamous opinion leak in May thwarted his already long-shot efforts, CNN reported on Tuesday.

Roberts reportedly aimed his persuasion efforts at Justice Brett Kavanaugh — whom the chief justice has known since the early ’90s when they both worked in the George H.W. Bush administration — in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case that ultimately led to Roe‘s demise.

Roberts also reportedly tried to sway Justice Amy Coney Barrett to a lesser degree.

But then Politico published a draft of Justice Samuel Alito’s majority opinion in the Dobbs case on May 2, publicly revealing that the Supreme Court’s conservative majority had voted to strike down Roe.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/cnn-draft-opinion-leak-killed-roberts-efforts-to-convince-conservative-justices-to-save-roe/ar-AAZZdTl

Hence why Al Franken is probably right. It was Alito who leaked it.

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Reply Draft Opinion Leak Killed Roberts' Efforts To Convince Conservative Justices To Save Roe (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Jul 26 OP
Ocelot II Jul 26 #1
Thomas Hurt Jul 26 #2
getagrip_already Jul 26 #3
TwilightZone Jul 26 #5
JohnSJ Jul 26 #4
BlueTsunami2018 Jul 26 #6

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Jul 26, 2022, 12:08 PM

1. Whether or not it was Alito (my money is still on Ginny Thomas),

it wasn't some "liberal" court employee, as the rightwingers were claiming.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Jul 26, 2022, 12:09 PM

2. Not a peep from the "investigation" about who leaked.

Not certain how this can take too long considering the limited list of suspects....ignoring Alito and the rest of the Imams of course.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Jul 26, 2022, 12:09 PM

3. but in the end, he voted FOR it, without even an opinion

So he can go f$%k himself.

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Response to getagrip_already (Reply #3)

Tue Jul 26, 2022, 12:28 PM

5. Roberts voted to leave Roe alone.

The vote was 5-4. He voted to uphold the MS ban (6-3), but not to overturn Roe.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Jul 26, 2022, 12:11 PM

4. I say bullshit. Leak or no leak, Roe was going down with this SC. Apologist trying to redeem

Roberts, and the SC. Nothing can redeem them. Just look at the decisions not leaked



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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Jul 26, 2022, 01:41 PM

6. Of course that's why it was leaked.

Many of us were saying it when it happened.

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