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Will the Supreme Court overturn Roe v Wade and will it matter?   The Serious You: How Current Events Affect You

Started May-2 by Showtalk; 2881 views.
WALTER784
Staff

From: WALTER784 

May-30

Ted Cruz Speculates Clerk of Sonia Sotomayor 'Most Likely' Leaked Roe Draft

BY PATRICIA MCKNIGHT ON 5/5/22 AT 8:20 PM EDT

Texas Senator Ted Cruz speculated that a liberal law clerk, "most likely" for Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, leaked the high court's majority draft opinion on overturning Roe v. Wade.
 
Supreme Court justices have been under intense pressure after a leaked draft opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito showed a majority voted to reverse the landmark 1973 decision that made abortion legal throughout the nation. Republicans are demanding federal investigations into the culprit's identity.
 
On his podcast Verdict, Cruz and his co-host Michael Knowles discussed the SCOTUS leak and described it as "a big damn deal." Cruz said he didn't believe one of Alito's colleagues was behind the leak, but thinks a clerk from one of three liberal judges is behind the uproar.
 
"I think it is very very likely a law clerk. And it is very very likely a law clerk for one of the three liberal justices," Cruz said.
 
"If I were to guess, the most likely justice for whom the law clerk is clerking is Sonia Sotomayor because she's the most partisan of the justices."
 
When asked why he thinks Sotomayor's clerk may have leaked the document, Cruz claims the justice is the one most likely to hire "wild-eyed partisans as clerks."
Cruz said the source of the leak is likely to be someone "willing to burn the place down" because they were upset.
 
Texas Senator Ted Cruz said he is guessing that a liberal law clerk, "most likely" for Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, leaked the majority draft opinion on overturning Roe v. Wade. Above, Cruz speaks on the economy during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol on May 4, 2022.
 
In the 2020 term, Sotomayor voted with the other liberal justices at least 73 percent of the time while voting with a conservative justice no more than 59 percent of the time, according to the Harvard Law Review.
 
The senator went on to admit that he has no proof to back up his theory.
 
"I have no evidence of that, I'm just making an inference," Cruz said.
 
Others believe the leak may have come from the right in an effort to keep conservative justices' votes in line.

Ted Cruz Speculates Clerk of Sonia Sotomayor 'Most Likely' Leaked Roe Draft (newsweek.com)

FWIW

Showtalk
Host

From: Showtalk 

May-30

Cruz doesn’t make things up, so it’s likely he has inside information he can’t reveal.  He’s an attorney so he knows he can’t make unfounded accusations.  It was a smart thing to say because if she is quiet about it now, then we can assume it’s true.  She won’t know how much proof he has, so she can’t fight back.

WALTER784
Staff

From: WALTER784 

May-30

Well... who tends to loose in the Roe vs Wade decision?

The Democrats. 

That said... it was probably a Democrat who leaked it. But I don't think Sotomayor would do it herself so she asks one of her clerks to leak it.

Now whether that can be proven or not... hmmmm... but Cruz would not have said it if he didn't have evidence pointing to it... even if he cannot disclose more detail.

FWIW

Showtalk
Host

From: Showtalk 

May-30

I agree, although she didn’t need to ask. They would have decided on their own. Then she can’t be caught and blamed.

WALTER784
Staff

From: WALTER784 

Jun-1

Showtalk said...

Some clerks are looking into hiring their own lawyers

If they did nothing wrong, why would they need a lawyer?

I wonder who those clerks were? Each Justice is allowed 4 clerks... I wonder if all 4 were from the same Justice?

But more than that article... I'm worried about this:

Clarence Thomas Warns Abortion Leak Could Usher In The END Of The Supreme Court

By Alicia Powe
Published May 14, 2022 at 1:40pm

Clarence Thomas Warns Abortion Leak Could Usher In The END Of The Supreme Court (thegatewaypundit.com)

FWIW

Showtalk
Host

From: Showtalk 

Jun-1

And maybe it needs to end and be replaced with a more common sense entity.  If they can be bought by politics what good are they?

WALTER784
Staff

From: WALTER784 

Jun-1

Common sense entity in these days and ages? ROFLMAO 

You've got to be kidding.

Our Supreme Court has done it's job... sometimes at the awe of others (original Roe vs Wade)... ever since it's creation.

But Democrats continue to politicize all government branches... and finally they got to this branch as well.

Make politicization of our government illegal with stiff and heavy penalties is the only way to correct it.

FWIW

Showtalk
Host

From: Showtalk 

Jun-1

Mark Levin wrote Men in Black: How the Supreme Court is Destroying America in 2005.

WALTER784
Staff

From: WALTER784 

Jun-1

Well, partial/biased judges should NOT be appointed to the Supreme Court.

That's how Roe v Wade was first passed.

And now, Ketanji is going to be another biased appointee!

Anybody who shows even a bit of prejudice should never be allowed to become a Justice!

FWIW

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