Posted 52 days ago
Former U. S. Attorney General William Barr was adamant that the person who leaked a drafted opinion on abortion from the Supreme Court should be behind bars.
The leaked draft opinion in the case Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, which was published by Politico last week and later confirmed by Chief Justice John Roberts, revealed Justice Samuel Alito had written that the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling must be overruled to "return the issue of abortion to the people’s elected representatives." Roberts noted that it did not, however, represent the current or final opinion of the court.
Barr called the leak a serious breach of the judicial process that demands just as serious consequences.
"Well, confidentiality is critical to the functioning of the judiciary," Barr said on "The Guy Benson Show" Friday. "They need to be able to have, you know, discourse within the court in deciding the case and make sure that it’s kept confidential until an opinion comes out. And so this was an obstruction of the judicial process. It was an interference in the due administration of justice.
"So I think that it’s a crime that was done. It appears to have been done," he continued. "And I think eventually it will be shown to have been done in order to derail the opinion and upset the deliberations of the court. And so I think ultimately it belongs in the criminal justice side of things. And the person who did this should go to jail. Now, there could be some preliminary review of this thing to see if they can figure out quickly who it is and then turn it over to the Department of Justice for prosecution."
Barr noted there are few people who could have been behind the leak. And as such, authorities "should be ab... (Read more)