Chief Justice Roberts Lobbied Court Conservatives Hard To Salvage Roe: Report

Chief Justice Roberts Lobbied Court Conservatives Hard To Salvage Roe: Report


New reports suggest that Chief Justice John Roberts lobbied hard to prevent the more conservative members of the Supreme Court — namely Justices Samuel Alito, Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barrett — from voting to overturn Roe v. Wade.

Roberts ultimately voted with the six-justice majority upholding a new Mississippi abortion law — capping abortions at 15 weeks — in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, but joined the four-justice minority in voting to uphold Roe. However, he did pen his own dissenting opinion stating that he would have opened the door for states to impose stricter limits on abortions, particularly after the first trimester.

And according to recent reporting, Roberts worked diligently to bring the conservative justices around — until someone leaked an

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