SCOTUS 101: The Dobbs Leak

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SCOTUS 101: The Dobbs Leak

May 6th, 2022 1 min read

Commentary By

GianCarlo Canaparo @GCanaparo

Senior Legal Fellow, Edwin Meese III Center

Zack Smith @tzsmith

Legal Fellow and Co-Manager, Meese Center for Legal Studies

Pro-abortion rights demonstrators rally outside of the Supreme Court on May 5, 2022, following the leak of a draft Supreme Court opinion to overthrow Roe vs. Wade.  Anadolu Agency / Contributor / Getty Images

This week saw the biggest leak in Supreme Court history: a leaked opinion. And not just any opinion, but an early draft of a purported majority decision in the Dobbs case, which would, if issued, overrule Roe v. Wade and return abortion policy to the people of each state. Zack and GianCarlo chat about the leak, what it means for the Court, and what ought to happen to the leaker.

They also discuss all the other news that was drowned out by the leak including the memorial service for Justice John Paul Stevens and a major First Amendment opinion issued this week.

>>> Could Supreme Court Leaker Be Criminally Prosecuted? Maybe

GianCarlo then interviews Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch, and they talk about her career and her legal strategy in Dobbs. Finally, Zack quizzes GianCarlo about Justice Stevens' life and career.

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