Supreme Screwup; Court BLUNDERS Again!

( – In what can only be described as a massive new screwup, the United States Supreme Court has allowed a new leak, after on Wednesday it inadvertently disclosed a document related to a contentious abortion case by posting it online.

The mistake was first identified when Bloomberg Law accessed the document before it was taken down from the court’s website.

Patricia McCabe, a spokesperson for the Supreme Court, acknowledged the error, stating the document was “inadvertly and briefly uploaded” and clarified that “the ruling has not been released.”

Bloomberg Law subsequently published a copy of the document, though its authenticity could not be independently confirmed, NBC News reports.

The nature of the document—whether it was a preliminary draft or the final decision—remains unclear.

According to the document referenced by Bloomberg, the court seems inclined to permit emergency room physicians in Idaho to administer abortions under specific circumstances.

It is anticipated that the court will reject the appeal from Idaho officials, thereby reinstating a lower court’s decision that supports the Biden administration’s stance.

Justice Samuel Alito, in a dissent joined by Justices Clarence Thomas and Neil Gorsuch, argued against dismissing the case.

“Today’s decision is not a victory for pregnant patients in Idaho. It is delay,” he wrote.

“While this court dawdles and the country waits, pregnant people experiencing emergency medical conditions remain in a precarious position, as their doctors are kept in the dark about what the law requires,” he added.

In January, the Supreme Court had temporarily blocked the lower court’s decision, allowing Idaho to enforce its stringent abortion laws while the case was prepared for oral arguments. This ruling did not impact other provisions of the ban already in effect.

The core issue at stake in this case is whether a federal statute governing emergency medical treatment supersedes Idaho’s rigorous abortion restrictions.

Should the court decide to dismiss the appeal, it would leave this significant legal question unresolved.

Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, writing separately, expressed a preference for resolving the broader issue soon, as it will likely resurface in future cases and affect other states with similar abortion laws.

Justice Amy Coney Barrett, in a separate opinion, reasoned that the decision to take up the case was premature, given that an appellate court had not yet reviewed it. She noted that the legal positions of both parties evolved once the matter reached the Supreme Court, contributing to the confusion.

Under Idaho law, performing an abortion can lead to criminal penalties, including up to five years in prison, and healthcare providers risk losing their licenses.

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