Former Supreme Court justice tries to 'avoid getting angry' over abortion leak

 March 25, 2024

Nearly two years ago, a leak confirmed widespread speculation that America's highest judicial body was about to overturn Roe v. Wade.

Former Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer recalled the incident in an interview this past weekend, calling it "unfortunate." 

Breyer says he tries "to avoid getting angry"

According to Fox News, Breyer made the remark on Sunday after "Meet The Press" host Kristen Welker asked, "How disruptive was the leak to the court and to the relationships that you described?"

When Welker inquired as to whether Breyer was angered by the leak he responded, "You try to avoid getting angry or that — you try in the job — you try to remain as calm, reasonable, and serious as possible. I think it was unfortunate."

Breyer acknowledged that he has "theories" as to who leaked the draft opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health but refused to elaborate on them.

However, Breyer did make clear that he would be "amazed" if one of his colleagues was responsible for having leaked the document.

Man accused of trying to assassinate Justice Brett Kavanaugh

Left-wing outrage erupted following the leak, with a pro-abortion group known as Ruth Sent Us publicizing the elementary school that Justice Amy Coney Barrett sent her children to.

Meanwhile, California man Nicholas Roske was arrested outside the home of Justice Brett Kavanaugh while carrying a gun along with ammunition, zip ties, pepper spray, and duct tape.

Fox News reported in 2022 that Roske pleaded not guilty to one count of attempting to assassinate a justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Demonstrators also showed up outside the home of Justices Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas, a move which was defended by then-White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki despite it being a violation of federal law.

Alito says leaker tried make conservative justices "targets of assassination"

For his part, Alito told the Wall Street Journal that he believed the leak was intended to make him and other conservative justices "targets of assassination."

"It was rational for people to believe that they might be able to stop the decision in Dobbs by killing one of us," the justice complained.

"It was a part of an effort to prevent the Dobbs draft . . . from becoming the decision of the court. And that’s how it was used for those six weeks by people on the outside—as part of the campaign to try to intimidate the court," he insisted.

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