One month ago, a leaked draft of an opinion regarding the Mississippi abortion law case, Thomas v. Jackson Women's Health, caused an uproar across the country. The opinion, written by conservative Justice Samuel Alito, appeared to overturn Roe v. Wade.
Politico had released a story that has captured the attention of Americans on both sides of the political aisle. A leaked draft of an opinion written by conservative Justice Samuel Alito regarding the a Mississippi abortion law case, Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Healthcare Center.
Late last night, Politico released a story on a leaked Supreme Court opinion draft. This draft was written by Justice Samuel Alito, a conservative member of the Court. The opinion is in regards to the Thomas v. Dobbs case originating in Mississippi, where a suit was brought regarding state legislation that prohibits an abortion after fifteen weeks of pregnancy.
On Thursday, the Senate held a historic vote on the first African American woman nominated to hold a position on the highest court in the land with a vote of 53 - 47. Republicans Mitt Romney (UT), Susan Collins (ME), and Lisa Murkowski (AK) voted to confirm Jackson. Vice President Kamala Harris presided over the vote; however, the three Republicans who voted to confirm Jackson had already vocalized their support.
The second day of questioning in the confirmation hearings for Ketanji Brown Jackson has been rather eventful. Nominee Jackson offered many quotable moments in Tuesday's proceedings, with anecdotes regarding her defending a Gitmo detainee as well as opinions on radical Islam and Roe v. Wade.