Scooping the Supreme Court

5/12/2022 5:09:00 AM

The first Roe v. Wade leaks happened fifty years ago.

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Some have called the leak of a draft opinion in advance of the Supreme Court ’s abortion decision “unprecedented.” But 50 years ago, the Court sprang two leaks in connection with the original Roe v. Wade decision, JaneMayerNYer writes.

The first Roe v. Wade leaks happened fifty years ago.

.. “Douglas leaked constantly to the press,” Brinkley said. “That was his modus operandi.” He was a passionate defender of individual liberty and the right to a zone of privacy. He’d written the 1965 decision supporting the right to contraception, on which Roe was modelled. “He was very worked up about it,” Brinkley said. “There would be no Roe without Douglas.” The Justice also moved in the same social circles as the

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So the world isn't going to end? Phew ! Someone should tell Roberts and the conservatives . JaneMayerNYer Its UNPRECEDENTED to take away women's rights. Its UNPRECEDENTED to force a raped woman to carry a pregnancy to term. Its UNPRECEDENTED that women will be left to die, with no options, if there is a problem during pregnancy. Its UNPRECEDENTED that a traitor is on the SCOTUS

JaneMayerNYer Hey GOP, Alito 'leaked' it. JaneMayerNYer Everyone knows it was Kavanaugh after having a few brewskies.

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Alito’s draft opinion overturning Roe is still the only one circulated inside Supreme CourtThe 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 The supreme court, the right hand of slavery. SCOTUS is rattled? Please. Issuing Alito’s opinion will end the US, and that is not an exaggeration. And there is no reason why the Supreme Court should change its course of repealing Roe v. Wade in spite of all the violent leftists protesting outside the homes of the justices.

Supreme Court Majority Reportedly Still Supports Overturning Roe V. WadeThere’s been no other draft opinion circulated yet in the case, Politico reports, meaning Alito’s opinion calling Roe “egregiously wrong” still stands for now. It was never legislation therefore it should have never been a SOTUS decision. We as a society need to have our representatives debate the issue and create legislation. They tried to pass an abortion any time bill today. It got voted down. Prosecute baby murderers!

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story shows that it was leaked by someone with inside knowledge of the Court’s private deliberations.An unprecedented leak of a draft opinion from the Supreme Court last week suggested that the court may soon strike down its own 1973 decision in Roe that legalized abortion nationwide.By Josh Gerstein Many court watchers see such fallout in the court’s handling of the abortion case it is now considering.Monday that would increase security for justices in light of the protests, even though there is no indication the demonstrations have not been peaceful.

It revealed the date on which the Justices had met to discuss the case, and also disclosed that the Court’s reigning liberal, Justice William O. Douglas, was enraged by what he viewed as Burger’s delay tactics, which he saw as an attempt to subvert the outcome. But the effort was doomed from the start, as they did not have the votes to meet the 60-vote filibuster threshold to clear a procedural vote to advance the bill. Douglas circulated a memo describing the Chief Justice’s improper power plays to his fellow-Justices and their clerks. That gaping divide on an issue at the forefront of the conservative legal movement for decades threatens to make him a less impactful manager of the judicial branch’s conduct, legitimacy and legacy, many Supreme Court experts contend. Within days, its contents were on the front page of the Post . SENATE DEMOCRATS' BILL TO CODIFY ROE GOES BEYOND MANY BLUE STATES ON ABORTION The House passed the Women's Health Protection Act last year, but it failed to advance in the Senate earlier this year. Douglas Brinkley, a historian who is writing a book in which Douglas is a central figure, thinks it’s plausible that Douglas himself gave the memo to the Post . While the leaked opinion is not the first in the court’s history—the original Roe decision, too, was leaked early —the report marked an extremely rare instance of it, as the court is typically extremely secretive about its rulings and deliberations until opinions are officially released.

“Douglas leaked constantly to the press,” Brinkley said. A group of House Democrats marched through the Capitol to the Senate earlier Wednesday, chanting,"My body, my decision. “There probably was a time when Roberts could’ve convinced one of the other conservative justices [in the pending abortion case. “That was his modus operandi.” He was a passionate defender of individual liberty and the right to a zone of privacy. Wade. He’d written the 1965 decision supporting the right to contraception, on which Roe was modelled. “This isn’t the Army chief of staff,” said Garrow, whose writings on the history of Roe are cited in Alito’s draft opinion. “He was very worked up about it,” Brinkley said.twitter.

“There would be no Roe without Douglas.” The Justice also moved in the same social circles as the Post’s editor, Ben Bradlee, and its owner, Katharine Graham, although Bradlee’s widow, Sally Quinn, is dubious that Douglas was close enough to Bradlee to leak the memo to him. Sen. Period. The journalist Bob Woodward said that the recent leak was a “big, big deal,” but that a leak from the Supreme Court, generally, “is not that unusual.” His book “ The Brethren ,” co-authored with Scott Armstrong, used as sources five Justices and approximately a hundred and forty Court clerks. Sen. The Court heard Roe v.S Capitol Rotunda on Dec.

Wade a second time, in October of 1972. Casey's father, Gov. Beckwith continued digging, and on January 22, 1973, Time published his article, predicting that the Court was about to legalize abortion. In scheduling his story, Beckwith had been guided by an anonymous source, who asked him to hold off until after January 17th, when the decision was slated to be announced. Casey, the 1992 Supreme Court decision that affirmed Roe's “essential holding. | Jabin Botsford - Pool/Getty Images To some extent, Roberts is also now a victim of the expectations he set for himself by publicly and repeatedly embracing the goal of building consensus on the court. But then Burger unexpectedly delayed again: he was about to preside over Nixon’s second Inauguration, and, Beckwith surmised, he was so afraid to stand face to face with Nixon, who opposed abortion rights, that he postponed the Roe announcement until the week after. Time, though, printed Beckwith’s article as planned, scooping the Court on its own decision." Schumer argued the legislation is"straightforward" and would"codify what Americans already believe.

Today, such news would have broken the Internet, as . Still, some of the challenges Roberts now faces to his ability to lead and influence the court are hard to paint as the product of any failure on his part. But Beckwith said that not even the New York Times picked up his story." He added,"The American people are watching. One Time subscriber who did notice the piece was Justice Harry Blackmun. He was the author of the Roe decision, and he was furious that he had been preëmpted before he could announce the decision that he had anticipated would be the apex of his legal career. Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s decision to remain on the court despite her myriad health woes, and Ginsburg’s death weeks before the 2020 presidential election created yet another opening for Trump to nominate a conservative — Amy Coney Barrett. (He was further upstaged by Lyndon Johnson, who died the same day that the Roe decision was announced.

) “Blackmun lit a fire under Burger,” Beckwith said. Collins issued a statement Wednesday blasting the effort as a partisan bill designed to fail. The Chief Justice summoned the top editors of Time to Washington to discuss the leak, and Burger, out for blood, presented them with a three-inch-thick binder detailing all of Beckwith’s contacts with Supreme Court personnel. “I think it’s more about the math than anything else,” said historian and American University professor Stephen Wermiel. Although Beckwith said that his investigation had taken “a lot of shoe leather,” one Court clerk, Larry Hammond, a law-school classmate of Beckwith’s, confessed to the Justices, thinking that he had been the only source. Wade and affirmed by Planned Parenthood v. “He took the hit, poor guy,” Beckwith said. Hammond was forgiven by the Justices, including Burger, and went on to a distinguished legal career. That’s not what the Women’s Health Protection Act would do,” Collins said.” But other court watchers say the situation diminishing Roberts’ power isn’t entirely the product of external forces.

Burger, in his meeting with Time’s editors, had demanded that Beckwith be fired for “espionage.” Instead, the editors realized just what an industrious journalist they had. “After today’s vote fails, I plan to continue working with my colleagues on legislation to maintain — not expand or restrict — the current legal framework for abortion rights in this country. Beckwith stayed at Time until 1989.” Filed under:. After decades of reporting, Beckwith became an aide to conservative politicians, including former Vice-President Dan Quayle. Ben Sasse (R-NE) said the debate over abortion is unique due to its “moral weight. He is not a fan of the Roe decision, and he worries that the recent leak of Alito’s draft opinion was aimed at influencing the outcome of the case in a way that his own story was not.

“But I’m still enough of a reporter to say the more information out there, the better,” he said. “There is no moderation in this bill,” he said. “Good for the guys who got the story.” ♦ Published in the print edition of the , issue, with the headline “Roe-gate. Fortunately, it won't pass.” New Yorker Favorites .