By: Rebecca Downs
On May 2, 2022, someone leaked the draft opinion of the Dobbs v. Jackson decision which indicated the U.S. Supreme Court was going to overturnRoe v. Wade.While the official opinion, authored by Justice Samuel Alito, wasn’t handed down until June 24, 2022, plenty of hysterical backlash against conservative justices took place before then. Now, almost a year later, Justice Alito has shared his thoughts with reporters from the Wall Street Journal, in a piece aptly titled “Justice Samuel Alito: ‘This Made Us Targets of Assassination.’”
This isn’t mere hyperbole. Someone wanted to assassinate Justice Brett Kavanaugh. It was also later revealed that Nicholas Roske, who pled not guilty to federal charges, wanted to potentially target two other conservative justices.
“Those of us who were thought to be in the majority, thought to have approved my draft opinion, were really targets of assassination,” Alito…
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