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SCOTUS justices to meet for first time since draft Roe v. Wade overturn leak

By Mark Moore
May 12, 2022

The nine Supreme Court justices are scheduled to meet Thursday for the first time since the unprecedented leak of a draft decision indicating they are on the verge of overturning the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling.

The nation’s top jurists are set to gather in person at the Supreme Court building at 10 a.m. to discuss outstanding cases and petitions. It is not clear whether any opinions will be issued. No clerks or other staff will be allowed to sit in on the conference.

Politico’s publication of the February draft opinion by Justice Samuel Alito May 2 rocked the nation and sparked protests across the country, including outside the homes of the court’s six conservative justices.

In the draft, Alito described the Court’s decisions in both Roe and a second case, 1992’s Planned Parenthood v. Casey, as “egregiously wrong from the start” and said only states should decide whether to put restrictions on abortion.

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NEW: Next Monday will be a Supreme Court opinion day. Starting at 10 a.m. EDT, the court expects to issue one or more decisions in argued cases from the current term.

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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.

The leaks continue unplugged. There is a mole in the Supreme Court.