MSNBC segment points finger at conservative judge for leaking Dobbs decision

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MSNBC “The ReidOut” host Joy Reid and The Nation correspondent Elie Mystal advanced the theory that Judge Samuel Alito leaked the Dobbs decision that overturned Roe v. Wade in May.

Reid reported on an allegation that Alito leaked the 2014 Supreme Court decision regarding Hobby Lobby to right-wing activists. Alito and the woman he allegedly told have both denied the allegations, though Democratic congressmen have suggested opening an investigation against the Justice Department in response.

While the report was not verified, Reid and Mystal suggested it more than confirmed that Alito was behind the infamous Dobbs leak.

On a scale of 1 to 10, where 1 is ‘no, he didn’t’ and 10 is ‘oh, yes, he did’, how likely is it that Alito was the one who leaked the Dobbs decision? ? ? Reed asked.

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“Does this mic go all the way to 11, Joy?” joked Mystal.

He added: “The Supreme Court has been an ethical disaster since John Roberts took over in 2005. The Supreme Court is the only court in the country that operates without ethical rules. It’s about, the conservative side, because if you’re part of the industrial complex of the Federalist Society, it is very easy to access these judges.”

Reid further claimed that the leak was created primarily as a way to prepare the “right-wing infrastructure” for the aftermath.

“You could add one more thing, because they’re lying too. First, the other part is that it’s clear that the leaks are designed to allow the right-wing infrastructure to do the PR before they snatch these rights.” and send us back to the 19th century. They want to give them a PR opportunity to move forward so they can send their messages. It seems to me they did the same thing when they were confirmed,” Reid said.

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Earlier in the segment, Reid also mocked Alito’s statement denying the allegations.

It is not known if he made the statement while twirling a sinister moustache, but we do know that the fact that he was the hand that extinguished Roe v. Wade may have emboldened Alito who, gleefully and condescendingly flashing his Dobbs- decision that destroyed half a century of precedent.” , Roe called blatantly wrong and a weak argument,” Reid said.

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Her comments echoed her suggestion in August that Alito declare that “the state” owns women’s bodies based on his decision.

The Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health decision that overturned Roe v. Wade was leaked in May.

The Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health decision that overturned Roe v. Wade was leaked in May.
(Natalie Behring/Getty Images)

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“And what Alito said is, your state owns your body. From the moment you get pregnant, your state owns your body and your state can tell you what to do with it. Sorry, no luck. You own yourself not,” said Reid. .

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