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5 Things Conservatives Should Know About SCOTUS Draft to Overturn Roe v. Wade

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Late on Monday night, left-wing news site Politico perpetrated an unprecedented leak of a major U.S. Supreme Court decision when it published the working draft of a decision that would overturn the landmark 1973 abortion ruling, Roe v. Wade.

In its May 2 article, Politico revealed the text of the draft decision written for the majority by Justice Samuel Alito, who in no uncertain terms exclaimed that “We hold that Roe and Casey must be overruled.”

Justice Alito went on to say that it is the “opinion of the court” that “It is time to heed the Constitution and return the issue of abortion to the people’s elected representatives.”

Alito blasted the twin decisions of Roe and Casey saying, “Roe was egregiously wrong from the start. Its reasoning was exceptionally weak, and the decision has had damaging consequences. And far from bringing about a national settlement of the abortion issue, Roe and Casey have enflamed debate and deepened division.”

Reports say that Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett joined Alito in the majority, while Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan were in the minority, opposing the ruling. It is likely Chief Justice John Roberts will join the minority, but it is not exactly clear which way he is leaning.

But this leak is a momentous and sad moment in Supreme Court history. Even Politico notes that the leak of this decision is unprecedented.

“No draft decision in the modern history of the court has been disclosed publicly while a case was still pending. The unprecedented revelation is bound to intensify the debate over what was already the most controversial case on the docket this term,” the site wrote on Monday.

That point gives us our first of five things you must know about this draft decision.

The Leak is Meant to Intimidate the Court

As Politico noted, this is a disastrous breach of the high court’s security. But it is likely that it was leaked this far........

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