Chief Justice Roberts orders investigation into Supreme Court leak

Chief Justice John Roberts took action on Tuesday to direct a probe into the origins of the leak that ended with a draft of a Supreme Court decision making it into the public’s eye.

According to The Hill, Roberts gave the order Tuesday for the marshal of the Supreme Court to launch the investigation that indicated the nation’s high court might overturn Roe v. Wade.

“This was a singular and egregious breach of that trust that is an affront to the Court and the community of public servants who work here,” Roberts said in a press release that verified the authenticity of the document published Monday evening by Politico.

The controversial opinion was drafted by conservative Justice Samuel Alito and if it became the final opinion signed on by the five justices believed to be in agreement, would do away with the national abortion rights.

According to Politico, the opinion was supported by conservative Justice Clarence Thomas, as well as former President Trump’s three nominees: Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barrett.

In the statement from the nation’s high court on Tuesday, the court noted that the opinion is not the “final position of any member on the issues in the case.”

The statement indicated that the justices’ votes are sometimes changing right up to the point that the opinions are published, which isn’t expected for another two months, and that the final ruling may not be what is indicated in the first draft.

“To the extent this betrayal of the confidences of the Court was intended to undermine the integrity of our operations, it will not succeed,” Roberts wrote. “The work of the Court will not be affected in any way.”

This issue is that of the Mississippi law that would ban virtually all abortions after 15 weeks gestation, and the largely conservative state asked the justices to use the question that made it to the highest courts in the land, to use this opportunity to overturn Roe v. Wade which has resulted in the deaths of tens of millions of unborn children since it’s inception in 1973.