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‘Lives Of Justices In Danger’: Legal Experts Urge Immediate Ruling On Roe

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  • A leaked document revealed Monday that the Supreme Court will likely overturn Roe v. Wade, but the decision is not yet final. 
  • Legal experts called for an immediate decision, fearing that the court’s integrity and justices’ safety were at risk as the decision hangs in the balance. 
  • “Leading Democrat politicians have threatened justices by name, and their left-wing supporters have shown up at justices’ homes,” Mike Davis, former clerk for Justice Neil Gorsuch, told the Daily Caller New Foundation. 

Legal experts urged an immediate Supreme Court ruling on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health, a case that directly challenges Roe v. Wade, after a draft decision was reportedly leaked to Politico Monday evening showing the majority favored overturning Roe.

Prominent attorneys said the leak threatened both the safety of justices and the integrity of the Court by creating an opportunity for intense public pressure before the final vote is made in Dobbs.

“This is clearly part of an intimidation campaign, and the left has shown it will stop at nothing to protect their financial backers in the abortion industry,” Mike Davis, former clerk for Justice Neil Gorsuch and president of the Article III Project told the Daily Caller News Foundation. “Leading Democrat politicians have threatened justices by name, and their left-wing supporters have shown up at justices’ homes.”

“This leak of a pending case puts the lives of justices in danger. The Court must issue its decision immediately,” Davis wrote on Twitter. “To end this unprecedented, very dangerous assault on the Court’s judicial independence and justices’ safety, the Chief Justice should issue Justice Alito’s majority opinion tomorrow.”

Law Professor Josh Blackman told the DCNF the Court should issue a final opinion as soon as possible and publish its full opinion at a later date.

“The Supreme Court should promptly release a short decision that overrules Roe v. Wade,” Blackman said. “The Justices can take their time to publish a fully-reasoned decision by the end of June. The longer this scandal drags on, the risk grows for more leaks and pressure on the Court.”

The Monday night publication of the leaked opinion sparked immediate blowback from liberals, who called for abolishing the Senate filibuster, packing the courts and codifying the Roe precedent into federal law. Several prominent liberals also praised the leaker as a hero for allowing the public to pressure justices into potentially changing their vote before the final decision.

“If this story is true, the Court should issue its opinion right away,” Andrew McCarthy, legal commentator and former chief assistant U.S. attorney said. “Otherwise the disgraceful leak wins. I would say that if my side lost. If we lose the integrity of the Court’s process, we lose the Court. That should be intolerable to all of us who live the country.”

Ed Whelan, distinguished senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, said the Court should issue the majority opinion as soon as it is final and allow the other justices to release their opinions at a later date when their written dissents are ready.

“Given the leak, the Court should go ahead and issue the majority opinion as soon as it is final. Dissenters can issue their opinions later,” Whelan said.

“An alternative to issuing majority opinion pronto, in advance of dissents: Chief should give justices a very short period of time–say, a week–to finalize opinions,” Whelan added.

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  1. My opinion is simple:
    If States can arbitrarily invade the insides of a person, even to protect another person…. then not only both persons are violated by the state… EVERYONE is violated. There goes bodily autonomy for everyone. Here comes the forced jabs and mark of the beast microchips under the skin.

    And what’s more insidious: IF states move to arbitrarily declare anyone they (without due diligence on their part, find) inside another person AS “person (under State protection, and therefore subject to its laws and penalties)” the FEDERAL can come right behind and declare that “oerson” an “ALIEN” and the process of birthing that baby “aiding and abetting an ILLEGAL ALIEN to attempt entry into the United States”

    Like I said, this is a nightmare scenario that will cause EVERYONE to suffer… and Biden and the Left will make sure that suffering is ENORMOUS…. while they sit back and laugh it up.

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