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Court as we know isn’t worth having if it doesn’t uphold Roe.
Never mind if, as Alito’s draft opinion devastatingly demonstrates, there’s no constitutional basis for Roe whatsoever.
The leak must fail. The Supreme Court justices in the prospective majority should get 24/7 security in case the intimidation campaign reaches another level. Alito’s opinion, assuming it’s final and speaks for a majority, should be released as soon as possible — to send a message that the Court isn’t going to bend to pressure. And everything possible should be done to ferret out and punish the leaker.
The Supreme Court’s loyalty isn’t to Roe, but to the Constitution, and it can show it by issuing the Alito opinion that its critics want to foil by any means necessary.
Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.