New Jersey’s Sam Alito Holds The Key To Reverse Abortion Law – Opinion
HARRY HURLEY OPINION - EDITORIAL
The right to the current federal abortion laws in America may come down to New Jersey’s own Samuel Alito, who was born in Trenton, New Jersey on April 1, 1950.
Alito was nominated by President George W. Bush and he took his seat on the United States Supreme Court on January 31, 2006.
The right to abortion, in place since 1973 in the landmark Roe v, Wade ruling may be struck down, with language stating that it was never a Constitutional right. It will allow states to make their own laws regarding abortion.
Politico exclusively reported last night that it has obtained a draft majority opinion, reportedly written by Alito in February 2022 confirming that there are 5 Supreme Court votes to overturn Roe v. Wade.
If this stands, they are not making abortion illegal SCOTUS is not wading into the issue of when human life is conceived.
SCOTUS would be making the issue of abortion a state’s rights issue.
It has not been confirmed whether the alleged Alito draft is genuine. Attorney Alan Dershowitz said last night that there is only a 2 percent chance that the alleged Alito draft is fraudulent.
According to Politico, Alito writes, “Roe was egregiously wrong from the start.”
”We hold that Roe and Casey (the 1992 ruling in planned parenthood v. Casey) must be overruled. It is time to heed the constitution and return the issue of abortion to the people's elected representatives,” writes Alito.
It is unprecedented for such a leak from the Supreme Court to occur.
At this time, no one has independently confirmed the veracity of this leak.
Many believe that a liberal sympathizer with knowledge and access to the draft leaked it in order for a massive and controversial national campaign to ensue.
It should also be noted that even if the so-called Alito draft is legitimate, the entire process could have changed since February 2022 when Alito wrote this draft.
In the Politico reporting, allegedly SCOTUS Chief Justice John Roberts is not one of the 5 votes to overturn Roe v. Wade, yet he appears to be poised to uphold the “Mississippi Case” that is at the heart of this moment of truth.
You can expect to see very vocal, organized protests all over the country. It is most likely the reason that the Alito draft was leaked.
Again, at best this is only a draft and nothing is final until SCOTUS releases its formal decision.
Justices can change their vote right until the end. For example, Roberts initially voted during earlier deliberations to overturn ObamaCare. At a late stage, Roberts went the other way and actually crafted a decision that called the individual mandate a tax, even though the Obama solicitor general strenuously argued before the supreme court that it was not a tax.
Roberts has often joined the liberal justices on the Supreme Court over the past several years.
If the ruling, as drafted actually becomes official, there will be many implications to deal with as 50 years of federal constitutional protection would cease to exist, leaving it to each state to decide how to allow or even curtail abortion within state boundaries.
The liberal media regularly contains that it is a 6-3 majority, conservative Supreme Court. This is false.
Roberts consistently votes with the liberal members and even Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett have not been reliably conservative.
In reality, this may not even be a 5-4 conservative Supreme Court majority.
No Supreme Court draft in modern American history has ever been leaked while a case was still being decided.
Roe v. Wade was almost overturned 25 years ago, during The William Rehnquist Court. They had 5 votes to overturn Roe v. Wade until Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy changed his mind.
That can still happen again now.
SOURCE: Politico (on the leak of the alleged Samuel Alito majority draft opinion regarding Roe v. Wade).
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