“Is a brave clerk taking this unprecedented step of leaking a draft opinion to warn the country what’s coming in a last-ditch Hail Mary attempt to see if the public response might cause the court to reconsider?”
Die Hooggeregshof is poised to strike down Roe v. Wade, according to an unprecedented leak of a draft opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito.
Fallon continued, praising the leak and urging similar tactics in the future. The former Clinton aide called the court “wholly unaccountable” and encouraged citizens to “rip the veil off” SCOTUS deliberations.
“SCOTUS leaks are good,” Fallon continued. “Elite lawyers on both the left and right treating the Court as precious all these years have just been giving cover to an institution that is wholly unaccountable. Rip the veil off.”
The draft leak obtained by Politico was written in early February. It was not immediately clear if it has been rewritten or revised. The court has declined to verify or disavow the document. Analysts have suggested the leak may represent an attempt to pressure a Supreme Court justice to change his or her vote on the pivotal case.
When asked about abortion during specific periods of pregnancy and other situations, 71% of Americans say they support restricting abortion to the first three months of pregnancy (22%), or in other limited circumstances such as rape and incest (28%), to save the life of the mother (9%) or not at all (12%). Enigste 17% of Americans said abortion should be available during an entire pregnancy and 12% said it should be restricted to the first six months.