In a very uncommon interview that was published on Friday, Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito spoke about the leaked Supreme Court decision.
The justice told the Wall Street Journal that the leaking of the draft Dobbs opinion that overturned the historic Roe v. Wade case made the justices of the court "targets of assassination," according to Breitbart News.
Alito discussed a variety of themes, one of which was the impact that charges from the Left disputing the legitimacy of the court have on the decline of support for the court among the American people, which in turn has a negative impact on the rule of law.
However, there is a risk involved in doing so. Because of the breach involving Mr. Dobbs, the justices became genuine "targets of assassination."
In point of fact, a far-left activist by the name of Nicholas Roske was arrested and charged with attempting to murder Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
The concept that someone would assassinate a justice in order to affect the course of the country by changing the conclusion of a significant Supreme Court judgment that is about to be handed down is one of the most unsettling parts of this situation from the perspective of the constitutional system that is used in the United States.
Alito addressed this issue head-on when he stated, "It was rational for people to believe that they might be able to stop the decision in Dobbs by killing one of us."
Alito was referring to the specific scenario in question.
He further claimed that the leak was part of a plan to organize pressure from the outside world on the justices in order to coerce one or more of the justices into changing their votes.
The inquiry that was conducted by the marshal of the Supreme Court did not turn up sufficient evidence to accuse anyone of being the leaker.
“I personally have a pretty good idea who is responsible, but that’s different from the level of proof that is needed to name somebody,” the jurist, who is 73 years old, told the interviewers.
Under section 1507 of Title 18 of the United States Code, it is illegal to demonstrate in front of the residence of a federal judge with the intention of having that demonstration have an effect on the outcome of an ongoing legal proceeding.
Such heated demonstrations are still taking place outside the residences of the judges, but the Justice Department under Biden has not made any arrests or brought any charges.
After over 50 years of legal protection for the procedure that terminates the life of the unborn, the majority conservative court revoked protection for the procedure.