In an unprecedented breach of protocol, an internal draft of a United States Supreme Court legal opinion has been leaked to the public. This leaked document has the potential to threaten the historical separation of powers that is constitutionally provided to the US Supreme Court.
As news of this leak has now been widely spread, any threats or attempts at intimidation of Supreme Court Justices should be quickly and summarily stopped. In one egregious example, Planned Parenthood quickly went to twitter and, in a highly inflammatory manner stated, “Let’s be clear: This is a draft opinion. It’s outrageous, it’s unprecedented, but it is not final.”
The U.S. Marshals Service is responsible for the protection of the federal judicial process. The Department of Justice should unequivocally declare they will investigate and prosecute any attempts by citizens, groups, or elected officials to impact by threats or violence the outcome of any pending decision by the United States Supreme Court.
As our campaign has previously stated, those of us in the pro-life movement are anxiously and hopefully waiting for the U.S Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade as part of its deliberations in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case. President Trump’s appointment of Justices Gorsuch, Kavanaugh and Coney Barrett could decide this case in a way that will be felt for generations. We continue to pray for this outcome.