As we previously reported, Politico released a massive piece that is said as “an initial draft majority opinion” regarding the Mississippi pro-life case that is currently in the Supreme Court where Justice Samuel Alito said in the opinion that “We hold that Roe and Casey must be overruled.”
Although draft opinions are subject to change and no decision has been rendered, the misleading report by Politico has led to predictable yelling, crying, and panic amongst the left, who are making demands to “burn it all down.” Many are marching in front of the barricaded Supreme Court building similar to the outrage witnessed following the death in September of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
As we have also pointed out, this kind of leak from the inside of SCOTUS, in particular in the scale of a case like this, is almost unheard of. It is a clear attempt to frighten the court enough to save Roe in v. Wade in a similar way to what Sen. Majority Leader Chuck Schumer tried to do in March of 2020. The leak could put the lives of Justices at risk to the point that anonymous sources have told journalists they believe Justice John Roberts could ask the FBI to investigate the issue to find out the origin of the leak.
However, with the news that Roberts has called for a “full-blown” investigation into what occurred has come another leak – this time regarding Roberts himself. Based on a CNN source, Roberts reportedly doesn't want to repeal Roe V. Wade entirely. But he's willing to keep the Mississippi law in force.
As conservative legal minds have been arguing for a long time, Roe v. Wade was a deeply flawed court decision and, like Ben Shapiro – who is a lawyer, among his various other talents noted, Alito's reasoning was sound and wasn’t one you'd see an actual conservative object to.
If this proves to be the case for Roberts, even though it shouldn't be shocking considering his previous rulings on controversial cases that our nation's highest court has made decisions on such as Obamacare, it will be a huge disappointment that in this most significant of cases, he didn't agree with the overwhelming majority. The possibility of resolving Roe V. Wade and fixing a wrong is something conservative jurists have struggled to achieve since the case was first decided in the first place, and to allow Roberts to support the radical leftists of the court is the ultimate act of denial to the majority of conservatives.
As we've said earlier, this isn't an actual ruling, and draft opinions can be modified. We'll continue to keep you informed of any further developments.