A breaking news report by Politico reveals that they’ve seen a leaked version of Alito’s majority opinion draft in the Mississippi pro-life case, which indicates that the Supreme Court is going to strike down the horrific Roe v. Wade decision in two months.
The majority opinion reveals the most of the justices have already voted to strike down the law and that Roberts is the only one who hasn’t decided yet:
The Supreme Court has voted to strike down the landmark Roe v. Wade decision, according to an initial draft majority opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito circulated inside the court and obtained by POLITICO.
The draft opinion is a full-throated, unflinching repudiation of the 1973 decision which guaranteed federal constitutional protections of abortion rights and a subsequent 1992 decision – Planned Parenthood v. Casey – that largely maintained the right. “Roe was egregiously wrong from the start,” Alito writes.
“We hold that Roe and Casey must be overruled,” he writes in the document, labeled as the “Opinion of the Court.” “It is time to heed the Constitution and return the issue of abortion to the people’s elected representatives.”
Deliberations on controversial cases have in the past been fluid. Justices can and sometimes do change their votes as draft opinions circulate and major decisions can be subject to multiple drafts and vote-trading, sometimes until just days before a decision is unveiled. The court’s holding will not be final until it is published, likely in the next two months.
The immediate impact of the ruling as drafted in February would be to end a half-century guarantee of federal constitutional protection of abortion rights and allow each state to decide whether to restrict or ban abortion. It’s unclear if there have been subsequent changes to the draft.
A person familiar with the court’s deliberations said that four of the other Republican-appointed justices – Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett – had voted with Alito in the conference held among the justices after hearing oral arguments in December, and that line-up remains unchanged as of this week.
The three Democratic-appointed justices – Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan – are working on one or more dissents, according to the person. How Chief Justice John Roberts will ultimately vote, and whether he will join an already written opinion or draft his own, is unclear.
The document, labeled as a first draft of the majority opinion, includes a notation that it was circulated among the justices on Feb. 10. If the Alito draft is adopted, it would rule in favor of Mississippi in the closely watched case over that state’s attempt to ban most abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy.
A Supreme Court spokesperson declined to comment or make another representative of the court available to answer questions about the draft document.
If this holds true it will be an absolute blockbuster that will save so many lives around the great land.
On the flip side a decision like this will set the country on fire, as Democrats and liberals will lose their minds over it. After all, this is what the phony rape attacks on Kavanaugh were all about. We knew it at the time and said as much.
And they will use it to try and turn the elections around – of that you can be sure.
But all of this remains to be seen. For once I hope the Politico is right about this and we can all celebrate in two months.
UPDATE: Some are suggesting this is an attempt to bully the court and that investigations are sure to ensue:
Legal earthquake if true but first: how in God’s name did a draft SCOTUS OPINION LEAK?
Insanely unorthodox, inappropriate, UNPRECEDENTED. Disgusting breach, frankly.
Will be major investigation into who did it. https://t.co/81bzdnAxmu
— Megyn Kelly (@megynkelly) May 3, 2022
Leaking a SCOTUS decision is unprecedented. Obviously done by a liberal Justice to pressure one of the conservatives to change their mind. The Left will stop at nothing to protect their right to murder the innocent. This is just the beginning. It’s going to get very very ugly. https://t.co/C0vmJgKfLG
— Best Selling Biologist Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) May 3, 2022
I hope the leaker is found and prosecuted if this an attempt to violate this institution and bully the Court. Stay the course, Constitutional conservatives. https://t.co/sHRlHW0EXd
— Scott Jennings (@ScottJenningsKY) May 3, 2022
It’s impossible to overstate the earthquake this will cause inside the Court, in terms of the destruction of trust among the Justices and staff. This leak is the gravest, most unforgivable sin.
— SCOTUSblog (@SCOTUSblog) May 3, 2022