Morning Jolt: ‘Earthquake’ at the Supreme Court

On the menu today: One of the biggest Supreme Court decisions in generations spurs one of the biggest Supreme Court scandals ever. The extreme emotional reactions to the expected decision to overturn Roe v. Wade are likely to overshadow the fact that the leaking of a draft written by Justice Samuel Alito will be "an earthquake" within the halls of the Court, destroying trust among the justices and their clerks.

Suddenly, the Supreme Court Can't Keep Secrets

Was it inevitable that one of the biggest Supreme Court decisions in generations would spur one of the biggest Supreme Court scandals ever? Way back in December, our Dan McLaughlin asked, "If the Court is doing something as dramatic — and as upsetting to the sorts of people who clerk for the liberal justices — as overturning Roe, will it be able to keep that a secret for seven months?" Dan's instincts were correct.

Until a Supreme Court decision is officially released, that ruling is secret. Everyone involved in the Court ...

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WITH JIM GERAGHTY May 03 2022
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WITH JIM GERAGHTY May 03 2022
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'Earthquake' at the Supreme Court

On the menu today: One of the biggest Supreme Court decisions in generations spurs one of the biggest Supreme Court scandals ever. The extreme emotional reactions to the expected decision to overturn Roe v. Wade are likely to overshadow the fact that the leaking of a draft written by Justice Samuel Alito will be "an earthquake" within the halls of the Court, destroying trust among the justices and their clerks.

Suddenly, the Supreme Court Can't Keep Secrets

Was it inevitable that one of the biggest Supreme Court decisions in generations would spur one of the biggest Supreme Court scandals ever? Way back in December, our Dan McLaughlin asked, "If the Court is doing something as dramatic — and as upsetting to the sorts of people who clerk for the liberal justices — as overturning Roe, will it be able to keep that a secret for seven months?" Dan's instincts were correct.

Until a Supreme Court decision is officially released, that ruling is secret. Everyone involved in the Court ...   READ MORE

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