SCOTUS Justice Faces Assassination Threats, He Says

Justice Samuel Alito, who wrote the majority opinion in the Supreme Court’s Dodd decision to reverse abortion rights back to the states, stated on Friday that he and the other conservative justices had become murder targets when the ruling was leaked last year.

In an interview with the Wall Street Journal (WSJ), Alito stated his suspicions about the leaker of his draft opinion almost six weeks before it was completed.

Because of the implications for abortion rights and the suggestion that politics had entered the court, the unprecedented release stunned the nation.

Justice Alito told the WSJ that he had an adequate grasp of who was responsible for the leak, yet this is not the same as having sufficient evidence to identify them.  

According to reports, in January, after a thorough investigation, the court announced that it had been unable to identify the leak’s origin.

Justice Alito believes that some saw Justice Brett Kavanaugh as a potential swing vote on the abortion rights issue. And for this, Kavanaugh nearly suffered an attack.

In the early hours of June 8th, 2022, police were called to Kavanaugh’s house in Washington’s suburbs and apprehended a man who was armed with a gun.

Reports show that the suspect told authorities that he was outraged over the disclosure of the draft and school massacres and that he had traveled from California to assassinate Kavanaugh. 

In May of last year, senior legal correspondent for Politico Josh Gerstein received a leaked copy of the Supreme Court’s draft ruling reversing Roe v. Wade.

The Supreme Court released its findings regarding the Dobbs leak earlier this year.

New processes for drafting have been implemented. However, the statement claimed the source of the leak could not be identified. Alito speculated that the leaker was against overturning Roe v. Wade.

Over the course of 97 interviews, all of the employees at the Supreme Court who were questioned did so under penalty of perjury.