A calculated leak of a monumental Supreme Court decision reveals a sinister plot to intimidate the court and obstruct justice, sparking controversy and placing justices in potential danger.
The release of the draft Dobbs ruling, prior to the Supreme Court’s reversal of the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, was a calculated move by someone with an agenda, according to Associate Justice Samuel Alito. He expressed confidence in his understanding of both the culprit and their motive in a recent interview with The Wall Street Journal. The leak, he asserted, was part of a larger campaign to intimidate the court and prevent the Dobbs decision from being finalized.
In an unprecedented act, protestors targeted the homes of conservative justices, while the Biden administration turned a blind eye to these illegal activities. Alito suggested that the threats were so severe that assassination attempts on the justices seemed plausible. He referenced the arrest of an armed man outside Justice Brett Kavanaugh‘s home as an example of the danger they faced.
Fearing for their safety, the justices changed their routines, with Alito himself delivering a speech via Zoom due to security concerns. He lamented the atmosphere of suspicion and distrust that the leak created within the court. Though they persevered, the damage had been done.
Despite the Chief Justice’s direction for the Supreme Court marshal to investigate the leak, no conclusive evidence has been found. Alito praised the marshal’s efforts but agreed that the evidence was insufficient for a public accusation.
Left-wing commentators have alleged that the leak originated from a conservative justice, a notion Alito found infuriating. He questioned why he or his colleagues would put themselves in such danger. Nevertheless, he feels secure due to the significant protection provided to him.
Alito also expressed concern about recent attacks on the court’s legitimacy, primarily from the Democratic left. He noted that this type of targeted attack on the court and individual justices is unprecedented in his lifetime. With few defenders stepping forward, he called upon the organized bar to stand up for the courts against these unfair criticisms.