Tiger Beat on the Potomac (thanks Charlie!) breathlessly scoops AGAIN from inside the Supreme Court:
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.
As the nine justices prepare for their scheduled, private, closed-door conference this week, they face one of the greatest crises in modern Supreme Court history, with an internal leak investigation under way, an agitated nation focused on whether the constitutional right to abortion is about to be overturned, and some justices facing angry protests at their homes.
“This is the most serious assault on the court, perhaps from within, that the Supreme Court’s ever experienced,” said one person close to the court’s conservatives, who spoke anonymously because of the sensitive nature of the court deliberations. “It’s an understatement to say they are heavily, heavily burdened by this.”
Yeah, and The Skirts are just out picking daisies, you mother-eff’ers. You break it, you bought it.
A second person close to the court said that the liberal justices “are as shocked as anyone” by the revelation. “There are concerns for the integrity of the institution,” this person said. “The views are uniform.”
Anyone still doubt that this was strategically released by the conservatives and probably a Justice, and now I wouldn’t be surprised if it was that drama queen Sam Alito hisself.
I wonder if the leaker was expecting dancing in the streets instead of protests.
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Again, my Quatloos are on Roberts or one of his staff.
Since he’s no longer one of the Kewl Kids, the leak would be his effort to get on board by giving them some motivation to turn the Conan stuff down.
Funny he’s in charge of the “investigation”.
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It reminds me of the Pentagon Papers. They tried to obscure the truth about the war in the report by focusing on the red herring leak. They went after Ellsberg, his psychiatrist, and countless others to keep prolonging the sleight of hand.
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“May 11, 1973
“Charges against former Pentagon analyst Daniel Ellsberg (including conspiracy, espionage and larceny) for his role in the release of The Pentagon Papers (a comprehensive classified study of the origins and conduct of the Vietnam War) were dismissed.
“Judge William M. Byrne, cited government misconduct, including attempts to bribe him with an appointment as FBI Director, and previously undisclosed wiretaps of Ellsberg. His compatriot, Tony Russo, a former RAND Corporation analyst, was also released.”