Alito drops first scheduled public appearance since Roe opinion leak

Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito has dropped plans to attend a judicial conference that begins Thursday, in what would have been his first public appearance since a draft of his opinion was dismantled. Roe vs. Wade was disclosed on Monday.

Supreme Court spokeswoman Patricia McCabe confirmed to Reuters that Alito would not attend the judicial conference at the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, the appeals court that the judiciary oversees.

McCabe did not explain Alito’s cancellation.

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, who reportedly voted with Alito to quash deer, is due to speak at the judicial conference of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday. Chief Justice John Roberts is due to appear at the same conference on Thursday.

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The Supreme Court has publicly commented on the leak only once so far, when it confirmed on Tuesday that the draft was genuine but “does not represent a court ruling or a member’s final position on matters of the case”.

The confirmation came as part of Roberts’ announcement that he had ordered the Marshal of the Court to investigate the leak, which he described as a “singular and flagrant violation of that trust which is an affront to the Court and to the community of civil servants”. who work here. »

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