Judge Alito Cancels Conference Appearance Following Leaked Opinion Roe v. wade

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Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito has canceled an appearance at the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Judicial Conference following the abortion draft opinion leak, according to Reuters.

Alito was scheduled to attend the conference from Thursday, along with New Orleans-based federal appeals judges and district court judges from Louisiana, Texas and Mississippi, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters. Alito is currently the judge assigned to hear emergency appeals for the 5th Circuit.

Spokeswoman Patricia McCabe did not specify why the justice had canceled.

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Alito’s quashing comes after his draft opinion to quash Roe v. Wade was disclosed on Monday. Politico obtained a first draft of the opinion in February, in which Alito wrote, “We submit that deer and Casey should be cancelled.”

The document entitled “Opinion of the Court” for the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization was later confirmed by Chief Justice John Roberts on Tuesday.

Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito during a group portrait session outside a court in Washington, November 30, 2018.
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Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito during a group portrait session outside a court in Washington, November 30, 2018.
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Roberts condemned the leak while saying a final opinion on the matter has yet to be issued. The Chief Justice also said he had asked the Marshal of the Court to investigate the source of the leak, according to his own statement.

Left-wing activist groups are now staging protests outside the homes of Alito, Roberts and judges Amy Coney Barrett, Clarence Thomas, Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch. The protesters use the nickname “Ruth sent us” and are expected to demonstrate on May 11. Fox News has been notified of the police presence at the judges’ home.

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Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, introduced a bill calling for additional security measures to be put in place at the judges’ homes in the wake of the leak.

The bill, titled the Supreme Court Policing Parity Act, was introduced Wednesday night, Cornyn said during a Senate Judiciary Committee meeting Thursday morning.

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“We must act to ensure judges and their families are protected from those who wish to harm them by extending Supreme Court police security to family members,” Cornyn said in a statement.

Fox News contacted the Supreme Court regarding the cancellation of Alito’s lecture, but did not immediately respond.

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