Alito is adamant that the draft decision to overturn Roe v. Wade has not impeded the work of the Supreme Court in any way.
Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito addressed the situation facing the Court amidst pro-choice demonstrations that erupted after Politico published an article that revealed Alito’s draft opinion reversing Roe v. Wade (1973).
On Thursday evening, Alito gave a speech by video conference to an audience at the Antonin Scalia School of Law at George Mason University. He delivered the speech from the Supreme Court building. In the wake of the publication of the draft, further precautions have been taken to ensure the safety of the Supreme Court and its judges.
Following Mr. Alito’s remarks, a member of the audience posed the following question: “I believe it would just be tremendously good for all of us to hear, personally, are you all doing okay in these terrible times?”
Alito remarked, “You know, given the circumstances, this is a topic I had pledged not to touch today.” “You know,” he said, “given the circumstances.”