Alan Dershowitz Floats Theory That Draft of Opinion Overturning Roe v. Wade Was ‘Leaked by a Liberal Law Clerk Who Was Trying to Change the Outcome’


Media personalities across the political spectrum reacted to the shocking leak of the draft of a majority opinion of the U.S. Supreme Court in an unprecedented breach of court custom. Written by Justice Samuel Alito, the opinion shows the court is set to overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark reproductive rights case that established a constitutional right to an abortion.

Alan Dershowitz, appeared with Sean Hannity on Monday night to give his reaction to the breaking news.

“I strongly oppose overruling Roe vs. Wade after 50 years, but I think it will be overruled,” the Harvard Law professor stated. He then theorized who leaked the opinion and why:

I have a theory, and it’s only a theory. I think this was leaked by a liberal law clerk who was trying to change the outcome of the case, either by putting pressure on some of the justices to Change their mind, or by getting Congress to pack the court even before June, which is very unlikely, or to get Congress to pass a national right-to-abortion law, which would apply to all the states, and that would have to come to the Supreme Court to see whether that could be upheld under the Commerce Clause.

But I think this is real and I think that–my theory is that it was leaked by somebody who wants to change the outcome. Look, I’ve been watching Supreme Court for 55 years. And this has all the hallmarks of reality and it does not have the hallmark of a decision that’s likely to be changed. Maybe Chief Justice Roberts will go with the minority, but I think they seem to have five votes at this point to overrule Roe vs. Wade.

Hannity asked Dershowitz if he could remember a Supreme Court opinion being leaked.

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SOURCE: Mediaite – By Michael Luciano