If this is a real disclosure of a proposed opinion from the Supreme Court, the act of leaking for influence is a symptom of the further deterioration of the federal court system into blatant politics, both in the selection of federal judges and in some of their rulings and opinions. Furthermore, the judge nominated and confirmed this year, Katanji Brown Jackson, who is to take the place of Stephen Breyer when he retires, has openly advocated for lesser sentences for persons found guilty of the crime of child pornography, which can include the rape and physical brutalization of children and babies.
The story may quickly disappear from the news cycle and have no further effect, or it may prime the pump for more discord when the actual decision is delivered.
If the Roe vs. Wade and Planned Parenthood vs. Casey opinions and decisions are overturned, the effect will be to put the issue of abortion into the legislature of each state, which can then decide its legal status.
Update (3 May 2022): The Supreme Court issued a statement that the draft opinion that was disclosed is authentic, and Chief Judge John Roberts added that an investigation into the source of the leak is going to be done–
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