Dershowitz: ‘Never Been a Leak Like This’
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Monday night’s leaked Supreme Court draft to unravel the landmark Roe v. Wade decision on abortion appears not only to be authentic, but a deliberate attempt to “pressure” the justices, constitutional law expert Alan Dershowitz told Newsmax.
“This has the sign of authenticity,” Dershowitz told Monday’s “Rob Schmitt Tonight.” “It also to me, and this is just a theory, but I think it’s maybe correct: The leak was very deliberately – perhaps by a law clerk who was very strongly opposed to reversing Roe v. Wade – seeking to make it public now so that pressure could be put on the Supreme Court, either by an act of Congress to pack the court, or an act of Congress making a federal legislative right of every woman to have an abortion based on the Commerce Clause.”
Dershowitz, who has 57 years’ experience with the Supreme Court, having been a clerk and a Harvard Law professor, added that “in all the years I’ve been following the Supreme Court, there’s never been a leak like this.”
“But this was not just an inadvertent leak,” Dershowitz told host Rob Schmitt as the news was breaking from the Politico-leaked draft. “I think this was an act of civil disobedience engaged in by a determined law clerk who thought it was so serious that a woman’s right to abortion will be taken away that they were willing to risk their bar, their career, their heritage on this, because this is going to be investigated.”
The leaker – potentially trying to be a “hero of the left” – Politico, and the reporter are sure to be investigated amid an unprecedented set of circumstances, according to Dershowitz.
“The FBI is going to be called in,” he continued. “There’s going to be an attempt to break the journalist privilege. There’s going to be an attempt to call Politico and demand of them that they reveal the source.
“Politico won’t do it, but the case may go all the way to the Supreme Court on that issue as well.”
Dershowitz noted Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, his own law student, has to be frustrated he has lost control amid years of partisan attacks on the independence and balance of the court.
“This is a monumental day,” Dershowitz said. “Chief Justice Roberts is just so upset, I can imagine, because he’s lost control. People will think, at least, he’s lost control of the court.”
While the leaker might become a “hero of the left,” Dershowitz said, adding, if revealed, “they won’t be practicing law anymore.” Continue reading at Newsmax.