The Draft Opinion Leak Isn’t the Real Supreme Court Scandal

Source: Garrison Center
by Thomas L Knapp

“On May 2, Politico hit America with a bombshell scoop: A leaked Supreme Court draft opinion overturning the last 50 years of federal jurisprudence on abortion, discarding Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, and returning the matter to the states. Predictable responses ensued: Outrage from pro-choice activists who want Roe left intact, and outrage from Republican commentators that the opinion, which would likely have been released some time in the next two months, was preemptively leaked to the media. … while I get the outrage from the right concerning the leak, it’s not the leak per se that bothers me. It’s the timing. … Why are we still waiting on the Court to publicly announce a decision it made months ago?” (05/03/22)