Jenna Ellis compared the leak of a draft Supreme Court opinion overturning Roe v. Wade to the Jan. 6 Capitol attack on Tuesday, calling it "an actual insurrection."
The former legal adviser to President Donald Trump claimed the Dobbs opinion was intentionally leaked "to create a pressure campaign" in Congress. The draft was most likely leaked "a month or two" in advance of the Supreme Court's final decision, Ellis said on Newsmax.
"And so, what no one is saying about this is this wasn't just an act of civil disobedience, this is an actual insurrection," Ellis said. "You want to talk about Jan. 6, that's completely different, this is something that is actually trying on purpose to undermine the rule of law."
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The identity of the leaker has not been revealed, though some legal experts have speculated that the culprit is a law clerk or someone who works within the Supreme Court. If any consequences come from the investigation, they are more likely to include firing or disbarment than an arrest.
Chief Justice John Roberts ordered an investigation by the marshal of the court on Tuesday to learn how the draft order was published. He confirmed the leaked draft was "authentic" but stressed it does "not represent a decision by the Court."
The Supreme Court's work "will not be affected in any way" by the leak, Roberts said, noting it was a "singular and egregious breach" intended to sow distrust among the "community of public servants who work here."
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The document leaked on Monday night and was referred to as a draft opinion by an unnamed "person familiar with the court's proceedings."