Acting upon a leak from the lapdog media, a radical far-left Democrat Governor of New Jersey posted about a controversial leak about the action of the United States Supreme Court while they were deliberating upon historic and landmark decisions.
EXCLUSIVE: Draft majority opinion obtained by POLITICO shows Supreme Court poised to overturn Roe v. Wade. Alito draft, dated Feburary, signals plan to end half century of federal constitutional protection for abortion. Story w/@alexbward https://t.co/wBG4xRouYR
— Josh Gerstein (@joshgerstein) May 3, 2022
Shortly after the original leak was posted, angry activists were causing public uprisings.
Pro-abortion protestors smash windows tonight in Los Angeles: pic.twitter.com/HwGyOqGd0Z
— Libs of TikTok (@libsoftiktok) May 4, 2022
Phil Murphy posted on Twitter on Tuesday, clearly intending on stoking the flames of emotional distress in the American public over a highly volatile issue- abortion on demand.
“A truly dark day in America with the news reports that the Supreme Court has voted to overturn Roe v. Wade. This year, I signed the Freedom of Reproductive Choice Act – codifying a woman’s right to choose into state law. New Jersey will not go backwards on reproductive rights,” Murphy posted.
A truly dark day in America with the news reports that the Supreme Court has voted to overturn Roe v. Wade.
This year, I signed the Freedom of Reproductive Choice Act – codifying a woman's right to choose into state law. New Jersey will not go backwards on reproductive rights.
— Governor Phil Murphy (@GovMurphy) May 3, 2022
The leak published in Politico was clearly meant to agitate the left into action, either to pressure the Justices on their vote- or to start civil uprisings to use as political theater and intimidation.
— Shannon Bream (@ShannonBream) May 3, 2022
Politico reported on Wednesday – updating their story after Justice John Roberts order an investigation into the leak:
“Now that Chief Justice John Roberts has ordered an investigation into the breach of an initial draft majority opinion overturning Roe v. Wade, what happens next is a total mystery.
There are virtually no precedents for Roberts’ plans to identify the 98-page document’s path from the high court to the pages of POLITICO, a disclosure he termed a “betrayal” of the institution’s trust. Supreme Court leak controversies have occasionally sparked national intrigue and even calls for federal investigations, but those calls haven’t resulted in any significant investigation.”
Robert’s actions were unexpected for most people, and set a new precedent.
Tom Fitton, the CEO of Judicial Watch, posted about the breaking news:
BREAKING: Chief Justice Roberts orders Marshal of the Court to investigate the leak: "a singular and egregious breach of trust…"
— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) May 3, 2022
Politico reported in defense of themselves:
“While Roberts indicated he has authorized the marshal of the Supreme Court to investigate the breach of Justice Samuel Alito’s draft opinion, he offered no details about how the inquiry would proceed. What’s even less clear is whether the probe will include a criminal element. While Republicans called for federal prosecutors and the FBI to get involved, many legal experts said the disclosure, no matter how shocking, was unlikely to amount to a crime. Government leaks are rarely prosecuted, with the exception of unauthorized disclosures of classified information. The culprit would be likelier to face professional consequences, such as firing and disbarment rather than prosecution, they say.
In the meantime, the most urgent question is who will conduct the investigation. Roberts appointed the current marshal, Gail Curley, last year. She oversees a staff of 260 court employees, which includes the court’s police force, tasked with protecting the justices and grounds. But that internal police force has limited investigative capability. It’s primarily geared toward overseeing operations within the Supreme Court building and providing physical security for justices, employees and visitors.
Curley could request assistance from the FBI, which has the resources to aid any internal probe. But that step itself would depend on how deeply the justices want another branch’s investigators poking around into their private communications.”
Politico’s founding editor, who is married to a former NARAL executive, wrote this anti-Alito screed and went out for celebratory drinks with the reporter who published the scoop. Tell me again you think this was a conservative leak. pic.twitter.com/VE78xLRlPs
— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) May 4, 2022