Alito reluctantly gives first update on SCOTUS status after Roe leak

Speaking publicly for the first time since his explosive draft opinion on the reversal of Roe v. Wade was leaked, Supreme Court Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr. gave a brief update on the status of the court, even as pro-abortion protestors continue to gather outside his home.

Justice Alito addressed the Antonin Scalia School of Law at George Mason University from a remote location seven miles away on Thursday — an indication that fears for the safety of Supreme Court justices have elevated since Politico published Alito’s draft opinion.

According to The Washington Post, Alito gave “a detailed examination of statutory textualism” and renewed the debate over a decision that claims gay and transgender workers are protected under federal discrimination law before being asked about the enormous elephant in the room – the 1973 Roe v. Wade case and the disturbing fallout since the leak.


The last questioner of the evening wanted to know if the justices could still sit down and break bread together.

“I think it would just be really helpful for all of us to hear, personally, are you all doing okay in these very challenging times?” inquired the questioner.

Alito was reluctant to comment.

“This is a subject I told myself I wasn’t going to talk about today regarding, you know — given all the circumstances,” Alito answered.

After a brief pause, he continued.

“The court right now, we had our conference this morning, we’re doing our work,” he said. “We’re taking new cases, we’re headed toward the end of the term, which is always a frenetic time as we get our opinions out.”

“So that’s where we are,” Alito stated simply.

It was a noted departure from the usual “we may disagree, but we’re all friendly and respectful” answer such a question would normally elicit.

Outside the virtual speech, on the George Mason campus, activists had gathered in force, chanting, “Hey hey, ho ho, Alito has got to go! Hey hey, ho ho we must defend Roe!”

Thirty feet away, reported WaPo, a group of five counterprotesters was chanting back: “Abortion is violence! Abortion is oppression!”

Meanwhile, as previously reported in BizPac Review, activists have descended upon the homes of the Supreme Court justices after the pro-abortion activist group Ruth Sent Us published the addresses of six conservative members.


The Biden administration has refused to condemn the blatant attempts to intimidate the justices and influence their ultimate decisions, but according to a recent poll by The Trafalgar Group and Convention of States Action, the American people are overwhelmingly appalled.

Conducted May 6 to May 8, the poll found that 75.8% of voters felt the actions of the demonstrators were unacceptable, including 66.6% of Democrats, 86.5% of Republicans, and 75.1% of Independents.

Furthermore, 52.3% of voters agreed that Biden’s initial refusal to condemn the protests outside the justices’ residents would encourage violence and unlawfulness.

“These numbers make it clear that the Biden Administration’s refusal — both to forcefully condemn these illegal demonstrations and to enforce laws protecting Justices of the United States Supreme Court — is wildly unpopular with voters,” said Mark Meckler, president of Convention of States Action, in a statement. “Democrats are out of step with the vast majority of Americans, regardless of political party.”


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