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The Supreme Court again extended Monday the wait for its ruling that is expected to overturn the federal right to abortion.
Last month, Politico published a leaked draft opinion indicating that the Supreme Court is poised to overturn Roe v. Wade, the 1973 case that established the federal right to abortion.
The justices released a handful of decisions Monday, including two immigration-related opinions, but not in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. A ruling is expected in late June or early July.
Decisions issued Monday included: ZF Automotive US, Inc. v. Luxshare, Ltd., Denezpi c. USA, Kemp vs. United Statesa case related to drug and weapons crimes, and cases related to immigration Johnsonv. Arteaga-Martinez Y Garland v. Gonzalez.
The Dobbs case stems from a dispute over a Mississippi law that prohibits abortion after 15 weeks. Argued in December, the case is seen as the biggest test yet of how the court’s new 6-3 Republican-appointed majority, capped with the confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett in 2020, will handle major controversial issues. .
As the Supreme Court continues to finalize its ruling in Dobbs and several other cases before its summer recess, the investigation into who leaked court officials’ draft opinion continues.
“To the extent that this betrayal of the Court’s confidences was intended to undermine the integrity of our operations, it will not succeed. The Court’s work will not be affected in any way,” Chief Justice John Roberts said. in a statement in May.
“This was a singular and egregious violation of that trust that is an affront to the Court and to the community of public servants who work here,” he added. “I have directed the court bailiff to launch an investigation into the source of the leak.”
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The investigation has intensified in recent days, a source familiar with Fox News confirmed. Officials were “in the process” of having paralegals turn over personal cell phone records and sign affidavits. The exact scope of information sought from employees was unclear. It is also unclear if there has been compliance or if some employees will resist and seek legal representation.
Vandals have targeted pro-life crisis pregnancy centers in the US since the leak of the draft opinion, and Catholic churches have been threatened and vandalized.
In addition, Nicholas John Roske was charged last week with the attempted murder of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
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Roske of Simi Valley, Calif. He was carrying a gun, ammunition, a knife, pepper spray, a screwdriver, zip ties and other equipment when he was arrested by officers with the Montgomery County Police Department last week near Kavanaugh’s home in Maryland, according to a criminal complaint.
Roske told detectives he “was upset about the leak of a recent Supreme Court draft decision on abortion rights, as well as the recent school shooting in Uvalde, Texas,” and believed that Kavanaugh “would put side with Second Amendment decisions that would loosen gun control laws,” according to the affidavit.
Last week, House Democrats again rejected consideration of Senate-passed legislation that would offer additional protection to Supreme Court justices, just one day after the man was impeached. The House is expected to take up the legislation later this week.
Shannon Bream and Bill Mears of Fox News contributed to this report.