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Justice Samuel Alito skirts question about leaked Supreme Court draft decision overturning Roe

Supreme Court Associate Justice Samuel Alito dodged a question when asked about a leaked draft opinion that he wrote showing the court was about to overturn Roe v Wade. Mr Alito made his first appearance since the draft opinion leaked at Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University, The Washington Post reported. Toward the end of the talk, a questioner asked how he and the other justices were.“I think it would just be really helpful for all of us to hear, personally, are you all doing okay in these very challenging times,” someone asked Mr Alito, who spoke...
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Samuel Alito Dodges Easy Question About His Supreme Court Colleagues

All is not well at the Supreme Court. Last week Justice Samuel Alito spoke for the first time following the leak of his draft opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health, which will overturn reproductive freedom in this country. The justice appeared at an event at ASSLaw — otherwise known as George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School, for the uninitiated — and he couldn’t handle even a pretty basic inquiry.
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Protesters march to home of Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito after leak of his anti-abortion draft opinion

Protesters marched to the home of Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito after the leak of his anti-abortion draft opinion. The demonstrators then held a candlelight vigil outside the residence. About 100 protesters attended the demonstration in Alexandria, Virginia on Monday evening. Tension is rising over the court’s stance on the 1973 landmark decision, Roe v Wade, which legalized abortion across the US – a right activists worry is in jeopardy. The leaked draft opinion written by Justice Alito outlining his case for overturning Roe v Wade revealed that there’s a majority on the court for such a move. Justice...
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Protesters converge on home of Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito's response to potential Roe v. Wade overturn

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A few dozen protesters marched down a quiet, dead-end street in the Alexandria section of Fairfax County Monday night and stopped in front of Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito's home. With police both blocking traffic and standing guard outside Alito's home, the protesters chanted, gave speeches, and held a moment of silence all in response to a leaked draft opinion by the conservative justice that called for the overturning of the abortion rights case Roe vs. Wade.
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SNL's abortion rights cold open used a barrage of punch lines to effectively point out the absurdity of Justice Samuel Alito's abortion ruling

"SNL’s cold opens tend to be ambitious sketches aimed at the week’s major headlines," says Amanda Wicks. "More often than not, the show strives to satirize several different marks rather than home in on a single point. But (Saturday) night’s open delivered a focused barrage of punch lines about how men in the Middle Ages understood the world and viewed women, and questioned why that period’s principles should serve as the legal precedent for our contemporary age." Wicks adds: "In the conversation about reproductive rights, conservatives have been dominating, telling 'better' stories, the writer Rebecca Traister recently argued. But last night, SNL dismantled the regressive tale Alito established with his opinion and crafted a sharp-edged rebuttal of its own." ALSO: Benedict Cumberbatch killed it in his second time hosting SNL.
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‘SNL’ Mocks Justice Samuel Alito For Citing A 1000 Year Old Medieval Law As Reason To Overturn Roe v. Wade

Benedict Cumberbatch kicked off his Saturday Night Live episode with a bang, acting in the hilarious sketch about a medieval laws affect on Roe v Wade — at least according to Justice Samuel Alito. “We now go to that profound moment of moral clarity, almost a thousand years ago, which laid such a clear foundation for what our laws should be in 2022,” a scrolling text opened the sketch, before Benedict — in full medieval attire — popped up.
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Amy Coney Barrett, Samuel Alito Reference ‘Domestic Supply Of Infants’ In Attempts To Overturn Roe V. Wade

The leak of a majority draft opinion by Justice Samuel Alito this week, which revealed the Majority Conservative Supreme Court does intend to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling, is raising alarms among many not just because of what it would mean in terms of women's rights to make decisions for their own bodies, but also some of the alarming language within the draft.
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Samuel Alito: the abrasive justice taking abortion rights back to the 17th century

The man who wrote the draft supreme court opinion overturning Roe v Wade is known for his quick temper and ‘traditional’ values. For a member of one of the most august and venerable institutions in American public life, Samuel Alito has provoked an astonishing outpouring of jarring adjectives this week. “Appalling and heinous” – Vanity Fair; “acidic and extreme” – Slate; “dreadful and repugnant” – the Washington Post; “scathing and dismissive” – Los Angeles Times.
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