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Sam Alito's decades-long project

Alito’s antipathy to abortion rights is longstanding and well documented. But his own involvement in a landmark abortion rights case is often forgotten.
Samuel Alito in 2006
Samuel Alito in 2006

Abortion rights activists protest outside conservative Supreme Court justices' homes

About 150 demonstrators on Monday night marched to the home of Justice Samuel Alito, who authored the leaked draft opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade.
Image: Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito
Image: Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito
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Senate passes bill to provide security for family members of Supreme Court justices

The Senate passed the bipartisan bill with unanimous support.
A protester holds up a sign with pictures of Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas, Brett Kavanaugh, Samuel Alito, Amy Coney Barrett, and Neil Gorsuch, outside the Supreme Court on May 3, 2022.
A protester holds up a sign with pictures of Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas, Brett Kavanaugh, Samuel Alito, Amy Coney Barrett, and Neil Gorsuch, outside the Supreme Court on May 3, 2022.

After draft abortion leak, Justice Thomas says Supreme Court can’t be ‘bullied’

His remarks came a day after Chief Justice John Roberts vowed the leak would not affect the court’s work.
Pro-abortion rights supporter Nikki Tran, 34, from Frederick, Md., protests outside the Supreme Court, on May 3, 2022.
Pro-abortion rights supporter Nikki Tran, 34, from Frederick, Md., protests outside the Supreme Court, on May 3, 2022.

Chief Justice John Roberts calls abortion draft leak ‘absolutely appalling’

“If the person behind it thinks that it will affect our work, that’s just foolish,” Roberts said in his first public appearance since the draft opinion was published Monday night.
Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. listens as President Joe Biden addresses a joint session of Congress at the Capitol on April 28, 2021.
Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. listens as President Joe Biden addresses a joint session of Congress at the Capitol on April 28, 2021.

How the Supreme Court could proceed with the Roe leak probe

The Justice Department does not plan to get involved for now, meaning the marshal of the court would be left to her own devices.
Image: An un-scalable fence around the  Supreme Court on May 5, 2022.
Image: An un-scalable fence around the  Supreme Court on May 5, 2022.

'Nonscalable' fence erected outside Supreme Court amid abortion-related protests

Police officers said the 8-foot barrier is similar to the fencing constructed around the Capitol after the Jan. 6 attack.
Workers install fencing around the Supreme Court in Washington on May 4, 2022.
Workers install fencing around the Supreme Court in Washington on May 4, 2022.

Former Supreme Court clerks shocked by Roe leak, speculate on source

Two former clerks said the bombshell leak could affect how opinions for sensitive cases are drafted and circulated internally.
Washington, D.C., scenes
Washington, D.C., scenes

Tell us: How has getting an abortion or lack of access changed your life?

More than 600,000 women received an abortion in 2018 in the U.S., according to the latest data recorded from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Image: Abortion rights activists protest outside the Supreme Court on May 3, 2022.
Image: Abortion rights activists protest outside the Supreme Court on May 3, 2022.

Emotions run high outside Supreme Court as demonstrators weigh future of abortion

Opponents and supporters of abortion rights gathered outside the high court after a leaked draft opinion suggested there are enough justices to overturn Roe v. Wade.
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GOP demands probe into leaked draft Supreme Court abortion decision

Chief Justice John Roberts ordered the marshal of the court to investigate the leak, but Republican lawmakers called for a Justice Department investigation too.
Image: The U.S. Supreme Court Building
Image: The U.S. Supreme Court Building