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The Left’s Greatest Weapons Against Roe V. Wade Reversal Are Backfiring


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The Supreme Court came back into session on Thursday. It is the first time since the leak on May 2nd. The leak of Justice Alito’s draft opinion regarding the overturning of Roe V. Wade caused a tidal wave of leftist anger. Protests erupted and radical left groups even doxxed conservative Justices, providing their home addresses to potentially violent leftists.

For days, protestors have been camped outside of Justice Alito’s house. High ranking officials have been encouraging this kind of behavior. Lori Lightfoot, the mayor of Chicago even declared it was a “call to arms”.

The entire circus that the Left has been putting on has been to try and intimidate the Supreme to change their minds about overturning Roe V. Wade. It’s illegal to do so but the Left does not seem concerned about the law at this point.

Anti-riot fencing has gone up around the SCOTUS building and some justices have reportedly been moved from their homes to secure locations due to threatens made against them.

However to the dismay of Leftists everywhere, it seems that their protesting and intimidation are having the opposite effect that they wanted. In an article by Politico, it seems that Alito’s draft, which is the original draft and contains the language that overturns Roe V. Wade in its entirety, is STILL the ONLY draft in circulation.

The Supreme Court is set to gather Thursday for the first time since the disclosure that it voted to overturn Roe v. Wade, and there’s no sign that the court is changing course from issuing that ruling by the end of June.

Justice Samuel Alito’s sweeping and blunt draft majority opinion from February overturning Roe remains the court’s only circulated draft in the pending Mississippi abortion case, POLITICO has learned, and none of the conservative justices who initially sided with Alito have to date switched their votes. No dissenting draft opinions have circulated from any justice, including the three liberals.

This is extremely uncommon. Normally there is some sort of back and forth with justices providing notes and proposed alterations to an original draft. After all, getting to the final decision is meant to be a collaborative exercise so that. In fact Nancy Pelosi voiced this assumption in her interviews over the weekend.

What is preventing revisions to Alitos’ draft? Why haven’t the liberal judges submitted any rebuttals? Well it turns out that it might actually be the Left’s fault. Specifically, the protestors. It’s hard to focus on work when you’re being threatened and intimidated by an angry mob. When are you supposed to write your response? On the way to your panic room?

That could explain why no second draft of Alito’s majority opinion has been distributed, as typically the two sides react to one another’s written arguments and recast their own.

As the nine justices prepare for their scheduled, private, closed-door conference this week, they face one of the greatest crises in modern Supreme Court history, with an internal leak investigation under way, an agitated nation focused on whether the constitutional right to abortion is about to be overturned, and some justices facing angry protests at their homes.

A lot of people on the Left are missing the significance of the leak itself in regards to SCOTUS. While leaks have happened before, it’s never been a fully formed draft opinion before. Essentially, the bedrock of how the Supreme Court operates is being rocked right now.

“This is the most serious assault on the court, perhaps from within, that the Supreme Court’s ever experienced,” said one person close to the court’s conservatives, who spoke anonymously because of the sensitive nature of the court deliberations. “It’s an understatement to say they are heavily, heavily burdened by this.”

Here is the irony. By leaking the draft opinion, the Left actually made it harder to stop Alito’s opinion from overturning Roe V. Wade. Their plan backfired.

Yes they got the public riled up. It’s making for some nice photos for the Washington Post to share on their Twitter. However, at the end of the day, it tanked the only real shot they had at cutting this thing off at the pass. The Left’s greatest weapon on the Supreme Court? Chief Justice Roberts.

As the ranking member, it’s his job to build consensus. Despite being a Republican/Bush appointee, he’s been the key to the Left’s success for years. A couple of his  greatest hits are siding with liberals to keep Obamacare in place and denying nearly every filing made by President Trump.

It turns out that after years of siding with the Left, he’s lost his influence on being able to sway opinion in the court. He’s also allegedly one of the prime suspects in the leak.

At the center of the storm is Chief Justice John Roberts, whose power over the court’s decisions and operations has appeared to diminish as the court has shifted rightward and become more polarized

If this was a few years ago, Roberts might have been able to get the Alito watered down or even tossed. That doesn’t seem to be the case now.

Achieving consensus on those issues could be difficult under any circumstances, but may be particularly difficult for Roberts, who has encountered tensions with conservatives both on the court and in the larger political community in recent years.

“There is a price to be paid for what he did. Everybody remembers it,” said an attorney close to several conservative justices, who was granted anonymity due to the sensitive nature of the court’s arguments.

It will be interesting to see what happens as Supreme Court justices come back into session and hash things out. Regardless of what happens, it seems that a decision is going to be made before the court recesses in July. For the time being, it seems that the greatest enemy to the Left’s efforts to fight the overturning of Roe V. Wade are themselves.

 



 

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