Well that was the point of the leak, wasn’t it? A last ditch desperation attempt to intimidate and change course. I’d imagine the conservative justices are appalled and will be even more firm in their opinion.
1. I'm surprised they would overturn such a long standing precedent. I'll be interested to read the reasoning, assuming this actually happens.
2. Democrats can only pack the Supreme Court if they overturned the filibuster rule. Manchin voted against legislation that would've codified Roe v Wade into law. So the odds of him voting to overturn the filibuster over this probably aren't very high.
3. This should make the midterms really interesting. Everyone has been predicting that Democrats will lose ground, but this will energize their base to get out and vote. They could potentially end the filibuster if they gained ground in the Senate.
4. Could someone go to prison for illegally leaking information this sensitive?
I seriously can't imagine this is a very popular decision for Republicans. Sure it solidifies their dedication to the hard right. But for the majority of Americans it just seems like political suicide.
I never thought I would see the day where a representative would be arguing for causing women to die for a fetus to get to live it's very brief and completely insentient "life" but here it is right in our state.
Michigan still has a ban on the books and the governor and AG are both up this year. Current Democratic incumbents have said they won't enforce (and Whitmer has said it should be repealed). Legislature is currently Republican so a repeal prior to midterms isn't on the table. Pretty high stakes on this issue there.