Liz Cheney Has An Idea Of What To Do With The SCOTUS Leaker

By Charles Susswein | Friday, 13 May 2022 05:15
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Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) is calling for the person who leaked Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito’s draft opinion indicating the reversal of Roe v. Wade to be “prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law,” in her first remarks regarding the matter since the bombshell report broke last week.

The Wyoming Republican’s remarks come as justices have witnessed an uptick in threats of violence after their addresses were published online, with demonstrations occurring outside their homes.

“There is no place in our constitutional republic for violence or efforts to intimidate. Citizens have the right to have their voices heard, but it is wrong for crowds to be protesting outside Supreme Court Justices’ homes,” Cheney announced in a statement according to the Washington Examiner.

“Whomever leaked the draft opinion has done damage to the institution of the Supreme Court and should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law,” she stated.

Justices have been provided with extra security since the leak, fencing has been put up around the Supreme Court building, and the Administration has called for demonstrations to remain peaceful.

“.@POTUS strongly believes in the Constitutional right to protest. But that should never include violence, threats, or vandalism,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki tweeted Monday morning. “Judges perform an incredibly important function in our society, and they must be able to do their jobs without concern for their personal safety.”

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Republicans have widely denounced the leak, claiming it was an effort to “bully” judges into changing their positions, while Democrats have aimed at the GOP for focusing on the leak more than the possible policy change.

Cheney, who is in a heated primary battle, having been blamed by her opponent and former President Donald Trump for being a Republican just in name, has been vocal in her support of banning abortion in most instances, getting an A-plus rating from the Susan B. Anthony List.

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The leaked document, obtained by Politico, declares that “the authority to regulate abortion must be returned to the people and their elected representatives.”

“We do not pretend to know how our political system or society will respond to today’s decision overruling Roe and Casey,” the leaked draft ruling states. “And even if we could foresee what will happen, we would have no authority to let that knowledge influence our decision.”

The leaked draft opinion stems from the case challenging Mississippi’s restrictive abortion law prohibiting procedures after 15 weeks of pregnancy. The law first took effect in March 2018 and was followed by a near-immediate lawsuit by the last remaining abortion clinic, Jackson Women’s Health Organization.

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