Bill Barr: Whoever leaked SCOTUS opinion should be imprisoned

Former Attorney General Bill Barr was asked about the Supreme Court apparently voting to overturn the infamous Roe v. Wade ruling during an interview with Fox News anchor Larry Kudlow.

Barr says the leak of the Supreme Court’s memo on overturning Roe v. Wade was an “unforgivable sin.”

On Monday night, a draft majority opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito was leaked to Politico, sparking a social media uproar.

Chief Justice John Roberts of the United States Supreme Court described the leak of a draft opinion as “absolutely appalling” and announced an investigation to discover the leaker.

Barr didn’t waste time speculating on who the leaker might be, but he did say the person “belongs in jail” and should be punished.

It’s expected that there were at least 5 votes in favor of overturning Roe v Wade shortly after Alito’s draft majority opinion leaked, allowing state legislators to examine their own abortion regulations.

To put it another way, if the Supreme Court rules that Roe v Wade is unconstitutional, each state will be forced to implement abortion laws, with many likely enacting harsh restrictions.

“The draft opinion is a full-throated, unflinching repudiation of the 1973 decision which guaranteed federal constitutional protections of abortion rights and a subsequent 1992 decision – Planned Parenthood v. Casey – that largely maintained the right,” Politico reported.

“Roe was egregiously wrong from the start,” Alito comments. “We hold that Roe and Casey must be overruled,” he says in the document, labeled as the “Opinion of the Court.”

Alito concludes: “It is time to heed the Constitution and return the issue of abortion to the people’s elected representatives.”

“We, therefore, hold the Constitution does not confer a right to abortion. Roe and Casey must be overruled, and the authority to regulate abortion must be returned to the people and their elected representatives,” Alito writes in the document, labeled the ‘Opinion of the Court.’