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Ask the Expert: What’s the fallout from the leaked SCOTUS draft opinion on abortion?


Professor Joseph Kobylka, Chair of the SMU Political Science Department joined KRLD for “Ask the Expert.”

Reaction poured in Tuesday to the leaked draft opinion from the U.S. Supreme Court that overturn the landmark abortion decision Roe v. Wade. Politico reported the draft decision Monday night.

The draft is the first writing of the Supreme Court’s decision to possibly overturn the case that legalized abortion in 1973.

President Joe Biden blasted the early opinion as a radical turn for the Court and said “a whole range of rights” are in jeopardy if it holds.

The Court has already said, this is an actual leaked document. Chief Justice John Roberts called it a “breach of trust,” and ordered the marshall of the court to start an investigation.

This isn’t the first time that a leak has happened of a court opinion. One of the other times also had to do with the original Roe vs. Wade.