Amy Coney Barrett had one surprise in store for Democrats that left them speechless
The Supreme Court is the focus of American politics.
It’s all because of one issue.
And Amy Coney Barrett had one surprise in store for Democrats that left them speechless.
When someone leaked a draft to POLITICO of the Supreme Court’s opinion to strike down Roe v. Wade, all hell broke loose.
The leaker hoped to pressure one of the conservative Justices to change their votes and uphold Roe v. Wade.
Pro-abortion gangs quickly mobilized and stalked the conservative Justices at their homes.
At the same time, Chief Justice John Roberts worked behind the scenes to pressure Amy Coney Barrett and Brett Kavanaugh to flip their votes.
But this multi-pronged pressure campaign has so far failed.
Even though the draft opinion from Justice Samuel Alito was written in February, it is the only current draft opinion, and no conservative Justice has yet to change their vote.
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.
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.
A source close to the conservative Justices told POLITICO that the Court’s conservatives understood the serious nature of the attack they are under.
“This is the most serious assault on the Court, perhaps from within, that the Supreme Court’s ever experienced,” the source told POLITICO. “It’s an understatement to say they are heavily, heavily burdened by this.”
The Supreme Court was expected to hand down their decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health – the case that turned into a potential overturn of Roe v. Wade – in late June.
But with mobs marshalling outside the home of Supreme Court Justices, the Court may move up releasing the decision, especially since Barrett or Kavanaugh do not look like they are inclined to change their minds.