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Protests Erupt as Leftists Pounce on Leaked Report that SCOTUS Voted to Overturn Roe

'This did more damage than a bunch of elderly Trump voters taking selfies in the Rotunda... '

(Mark Pellin, Headline USA) In what has been called an “unprecedented leak” from the U.S. Supreme Court, one which has the potential to conveniently roil a leftist lethargy heading into the midterms under a mightily unpopular president, a draft opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito that surfaced Monday seems to indicate a majority of the court is ready to overturn Roe v. Wade.

“The draft opinion,” reported Politico, which obtained the leaked document, “is a full-throated, unflinching repudiation of the 1973 decision which guaranteed federal constitutional protections of abortion rights and a subsequent 1992 decision – Planned Parenthood v. Casey – that largely maintained the right.”

“Roe was egregiously wrong from the start,” Alito wrote.

Four justices — Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett — joined Alito in the majority, according to the draft, while Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan dissented. Chief Justice John Roberts did not cast a vote, according to Politico.

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The enormity of the opinion can’t be overstated, if accurate, and the convenience of the leak has already started speculation that it was a leftist plant designed to inflame Democrats.

Indeed, in the aftermath of the leaked draft, security fences were seen erected around the perimeter of the Supreme Court, apparently in a preemptive measure for the storm of what the fake news media will likely deem mostly peaceful protests ready to erupt.

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And the fences might already need to be doubled; as if on cue, abortion activists and leftist agitators have descended on the Supreme Court.

Where the leak originated remains unknown, but it has been indicated that it came from a “Democrat clerk and the leak was intended to create pressure to change the votes or burn the institution.”

If that is the case, Alito’s purported language in the draft majority opinion would certainly give alt-left Democrats a distraction from their plummeting poll numbers, skyrocketing inflation and economy in crisis heading into what many predict will be a Red Wave in the midterm elections.

“We hold that Roe and Casey must be overruled,” Alito wrote in the document, labeled as the “Opinion of the Court,” according to Politico.

“It is time to heed the Constitution and return the issue of abortion to the people’s elected representatives.”

Some of the Left’s most activist politicians pounced on the news and used it to decidedly partisan ends, pushing hot buttons to encourage radical change far outside the parameters of Roe.

“As we’ve warned, SCOTUS isn’t just coming for abortion – they’re coming for the right to privacy Roe rests on, which includes gay marriage + civil rights,” tweeted Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., in an apparent prod to midterm voters.

The leftist mainstream media predictably fell in lockstep with Democrat talking points, and MSNBC gabber Rachel Maddow warned of dire repercussions if Republicans gain majority control in D.C.

“If we had a Republican-controlled House and a Republican-controlled Senate and a Republican in the White House,” Maddow asked, “is there any line in this ruling, as you read it, that would prevent the legislature and the president from establishing a new law that full-on banned abortion in its entirety in every state in the country in every instance?”

At which point Politico reporter Josh Gerstein tapped the brakes on Maddow’s hysteria, noting that the draft opinion doesn’t really get into what the federal government’s power would be, but nonetheless said it “leaves it open as a possibility.”

Gerstein, who co-wrote the article, double-downed on the report’s authenticity, while also acknowledging that, while unlikely, there could have been changes in the draft opinion since it was written in early February. 

Whatever the implications, several pundits were quick to note that the leak and uproar it’s likely to trigger with protest and tumult ranked on par with the Jan. 6 protests, and should be treated accordingly.

“The SCOTUS leak is an actual insurrection,” tweeted the Daily Wire’s Matt Walsh.

“An attempt to completely upend and delegitimize the rule of law, incite violence and chaos, and potentially plunge the nation into civil war.

“January 6th was a stroll in the park compared to this. It’s not even close.”

Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., underlined the gravity and potential damage of the leak.

“The Supreme Court & the DOJ must get to the bottom of this leak immediately using every investigative tool necessary,” Cotton said.

“We’ve been hearing for almost a year and a half about attacks on our democracy and insurrections,” said Townhall columnist Kurt Schlichter.

“This did more damage than a bunch of elderly Trump voters taking selfies in the Rotunda.”

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