Another Leak which backs the belief that Roe v. Wade will be Overturned
Chief Justice John Roberts shows the massive influence on the decision to destroy Roe from within instead of overturning outright...
The Washington Post has reported yesterday that “as of last week, the five-member majority to strike Roe remains intact, according to three conservatives close to the court.” The news comes less than a week after the draft opinion was leaked from the U.S. Supreme Court indicating the possibility of overturning Roe v. Wade.
Chief Justice John Roberts shows the massive influence on the decision to destroy Roe from within instead of overturning outright. He is still attempting to sway one of the five justices in the majority to his side.
The position of Roberts was also leaked to CNN just hours after the draft opinion of Justice Samuel Alito was leaked. In a statement, Roberts said that the draft opinion “does not represent a decision by the Court or the final position of any member on the issues in the case.”
This additional leak is also notable because it clearly came from the Republican side following days of outrage on the right. The conservatives were claiming that the leaks came from a liberal and the leak itself was the most important story instead of the overturning itself.
Roberts’s stance of upholding Mississippi’s abortion ban at 15 weeks may seem a tad bit more moderate than those of his butt buddies, as Irin Carmon of the Intelligencer has said: allowing the 15-week ban would ultimately overturn Roe anyway. Even if Roberts were to win a convert to his ideals, the end result stays the same.
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