Opinion | It’s About Time Someone Punctured the Supreme Court’s Veil of Secrecy

Last night at 8:32 p.m., POLITICO reporters Josh Gerstein and Alexander Ward punctured the court’s reputation as a leak-proof vessel by plastering the internet with a majority draft opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito that would reverse 1973’s Roe v. Wade decision.

The scoop jolted everybody, especially Supreme Court watchers like Slate’s Dahlia Lithwick. “We have never, ever, ever seen a 98-page draft opinion,” she said on The Rachel Maddow Show, “or heard about deliberations who’s writing dissents.” The report

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