NEWS & ANALYSIS

Supreme Court Declines to Rule in Abortion Case…Again


The Supreme Court on Monday issued opinions but once again did not include a ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the highly anticipated case that could overturn Roe v. Wade. 

Monday was the second time the Supreme Court released opinions since the draft leaked a few weeks ago. As reported by Human Events News, the leak sparked protests by pro-choice activists, both in front of the Supreme Court building and outside the homes of Republican justices. 

As reported by Fox News, opinions in the most high-profile cases typically come out in the final weeks of the court’s term in June or July. By not ruling on Dobbs in the weeks immediately following the leaked draft, the justices are showing that they are not in a rush to break that tradition, even with the protests.

A day after the leak, Chief Justice John Roberts issued a statement calling the leak a “betrayal of the confidences of the Court,” and said, “the work of the Court will not be affected in any way.” 

The statement was included in a press release from the court that made clear that the court’s members “circulate draft opinions internally as a routine and essential part of the Court’s confidential deliberative work,” and that “it does not represent a decision by the Court or the final position of any member on the issues in the case.”