Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito slammed The Atlantic magazine for accusing the Court of overturning Roe V. Wade by refusing to hear a Texas abortion restriction case.
“The conservative majority on the Supreme Court was so eager to nullify Roe v. Wade, the 1973 precedent securing the right to abortion, that it didn’t even wait for oral arguments,” the article read.
The accusation is “flatly wrong” and “ridiculous,” Alito said in a University of Notre Dame speech last week. “Put aside the false and inflammatory claim that we nullified Roe v. Wade — we did no such thing and we said that expressly in our order.”
The article’s author said the court now has a “shadow docket” that was attempting to deliver favorable rulings to conservatives.
“This portrayal feeds unprecedented efforts to intimidate the court or damage it as an independent institution,” Alito said.
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