January 19, 2023

Durbin Statement on SCOTUS Report Regarding Dobbs Leak

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, released the following statement regarding the announcement by the Supreme Court that the person(s) responsible for the leaked draft majority opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization remains unknown:
 
“The leak of the majority draft opinion in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case was an unacceptable breach of the Supreme Court’s confidentiality and trust. As I said at the time, it’s important that we address serious concerns about the Court’s lack of transparency and refusal to adopt a binding code of ethics.
 
“While it is still unknown who leaked the draft opinion, we know a few truths: that the Court struck down a constitutional right in a devastating reversal of a half-century of precedent, that the American people have overwhelmingly rejected anti-abortion extremism, and that we must work to restore and codify the right to reproductive freedom.
 
“As the Marshal of the Supreme Court continues her investigation into the leak, it’s important that we allow her process to continue.”
 

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