Anybody who’s been taking note of the Supreme Courtroom’s Dobbs v. Jackson Ladies’s Well being draft leak suspects the leak got here from one of many conservative justices or their inside circle since they’re the one people with any motive. And, as many anticipated when the leak first occurred, it seems that the IDGAF tone of the draft choice was calcified within the remaining opinion, at the very least partly, due to the leak.
And, after all, regardless of the sturm und drang over the leak, the Supreme Courtroom’s investigation was unable to pinpoint a suspect — whereas leaving 9 very apparent stones unturned. All of which simply additional appeared to solidify the prevailing logic that the leak got here from the proper.
However now there’s much more proof for that principle. An excerpt from CNN Supreme Courtroom analyst Joan Biskupic’s new e-book, 9 Black Robes: Contained in the Supreme Courtroom’s Drive to the Proper and Its Historic Penalties, has been revealed revealing some key (if apparent) insights into what occurred behind the SCOTUS scenes when the draft was leaked:
The leak additionally had the impact of hindering inside debate among the many justices within the Dobbs case. Justices later privately revealed that public disclosure of the 5-4 cut up and the tone of the opinion outright rejecting Roe v. Wade successfully froze the votes. That eradicated the chance for compromise, as can occur with hard-fought circumstances within the remaining weeks of negotiation.
…Which feels precisely proper. So now there’s much more proof that the far proper benefitted from the leak. It’s price remembering that subsequent time some right-winger pitches a match over the Dobbs leak.
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