Supreme Court Confirms Authenticity of Draft Roe v. Wade and opens investigation into leak

Polícia da Suprema Corte monta barreiras para separar ativistas pró-vida e pró-aborto nesta terça-feira (3), em Washington

Supreme Court police set up barriers to separate pro-life and pro-abortion activists this Tuesday (3), in Washington| Photo: EFE/EPA/SHAWN THEW
The United States Supreme Court confirmed this Tuesday (3) the authenticity of the draft leaked the day before by the press, which indicated that the court could revoke the abortion permission in force in the country since 1280, and announced the opening of an investigation into the disclosure of the text.

In a statement, the Supreme Court explained that it is customary for magistrates to share confidentially between themselves and among court officials, the drafts of future decisions, something that was treated as an “essential” part of the deliberative process.

The court further indicated that, despite being an authentic document, it is a draft, therefore, it does not constitute a decision, nor does it reflect the final decision of any one of the nine judges.

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Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts said he has already ordered the opening of an investigation to determine the origin of the text leak, which he classified as “a betrayal” of trust.

For the magistrate, the disclosure of the draft of the sentence took place with the objective of undermining the integrity of the institution’s functioning.

“Trust was betrayed in a singular and revolting way. It was an affront to the court and the community of public servants who work here,” said Roberts.

On Monday (2), the website Politico published a draft with the sentence that indicates a majority of the Supreme, signed by Judge Samuel Alito, which would revoke the jurisprudence on abortion in the country, in force since 1973 with the decision in Roe v. Wade, and would return to the American states the autonomy to legislate on the subject.

) They would also have voted to overturn Clarence Thomas and the three magistrates proposed by former US President Donald Trump: Neil M. Gorsuch, Brett M. Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett.

Because it is a draft, however, the measure still could not be changed. The final sentence is not expected before June of this year.

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