Chief Justice Roberts: Leaked opinion overturning Roe is 'authentic' — but it 'does not represent a decision'

Chief Justice Roberts: Leaked opinion overturning Roe is 'authentic' — but it 'does not represent a decision'
Chief Justice John Roberts

Chief Justice John Roberts has finally responded to a leaked draft of a Supreme Court opinion that completely and entirely overturns Roe v. Wade: Yes, it is “authentic.”

“Although the document described in yesterday’s reports is authentic, it does not represent a decision by the court or the final position of any member on the issues in the case,” a statement from the Court reads.

Denouncing the leak as “a singular and egregious breach of that trust that is an affront to the Court and the community of public servants who work here,” Roberts says he has ordered an investigation.

But he also presumes to know why the draft opinion was leaked, which is a potentially erroneous position.

“To the extent this betrayal of the confidences of the Court was intended to undermine the integrity of our operations, it will not succeed. The work of the Court will not be affected in any way.”

The full statement:

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