REPORT: Judge Roberts ‘likely’ to order FBI investigation into SCOTUS leak

Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts will likely launch an investigation involving the FBI into the SCOTUS leak from the Dobbs abortion cases, according to Elizabeth Campbell of CBS News.

The apparent Feb. 10 draft opinion obtained by Politico and released Monday shows the court’s initial majority opinion is poised to overturn Roe V. Wade’s landmark ruling granting women the right to an abortion. (RELATED: SCOTUS intends to overthrow Roe V. Wade: REPORT)

“This is an unprecedented leak of SCOTUS. This raises questions about how the institution will ever recover and how Chief Justice Roberts will react,” Campbell tweeted.

“Sources say tonight [CBS News’ Jan Crawford] he is likely to order a full investigation, involving the FBI, to determine the source,” Campbell added.

The draft notice showed that five justices – Samuel Alito, Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett – voted to overturn, while three – Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan – voted against. dissented, according to Politico. Roberts reportedly hasn’t made up his mind yet.

“Roe was horribly wrong from the start,” Alito wrote in the draft notice, according to the outlet.

“We feel that Roe and Casey should be canceled,” the opinion reportedly continued. “It is time to respect the Constitution and to return the question of abortion to the elected representatives of the people.

No draft notice in modern history has ever been disclosed while the case was still pending, according to Politico.

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