Leaking is a real problem that is just not going to go away anytime soon,, on either side. In the old days a leak might have been a sneaked out document or a photo mailed to a news paper reporter…nowadays every one has a camera and access to millions with a push of a button. The person who did this, should be severely punished in my opinion. The DOJ needs to get the leaker, who is most likely an attorney and at the least disbar them.Xenophon wrote: ↑Tue May 03, 2022 4:17 pmHow are we feeling about this draft being leaked? I think this is a pretty bad precedent and comes with a lot of complications. Generally I like that Supreme Court work goes on behind the scenes to avoid the political theatre that exists so prominently in other sectors, especially the Legislative arm. I appreciate that lots of deliberation happens in a way and place that both those arguing cases before them and the Justices can discuss freely without fear of the media circus. For all we know the actual opinion will be drastically different than this one that circulated in early February.
I'll disagree with the overturning, if it does in fact happen (which was highly likely before this release but seems a certainty now), but I'd rather do so when it actually happens and by addressing the arguments actually released by the majority.
This was a leak to skew opinion and the election…it isn’t about abortion it is about politics. It is about stirring the pot.
Then there is the planned leak, where they do it on purpose for other reasons…like if a administration screws upon something, they might leak it out on a Friday night to let it settle over the weekend…or just a leak for polling to see if a decision will fly or not.