A week of tribute to activism, Part 4: Supreme Court ruling in Dobbs likely to occur Friday, as ugly protests mar downtown Washington, D.C.

A week of tribute to activism, Part 4: Supreme Court ruling in Dobbs likely to occur Friday, as ugly protests mar downtown Washington, D.C.

Image: Protestors gather at the United States Supreme Court Building in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, June 21, 2022.

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports

Washington, D.C., June 23 – The decision in Dobbs versus Jackson Women’s Organization to bring an end to the judicially-legislated federal right to abortions will likely occur Friday morning at the United States Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper has sent a staff of three reporters to Washington, D.C., to report the decision directly from the Supreme Court.

The decision will likely include a majority of the five conservatives on the Supreme Court, Samuel Alito, Amy Barrett, Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, and Clarence Thomas. The dissent will include the three far-leftists, Stephen Breyer, Elena Kagan, and Sonia Sotomayor. This newspaper has confirmed that the Alito majority has held and will rule in favor of reversing the 1973 opinion in Roe versus Wade which created a federal right to abortion based upon the highly questionable analysis in Griswold versus Connecticut, which also was an instance of judicial legislation from the bench out of the thin air of the justices imaginations.

The unknown, which even this newspaper’s sources within the Supreme Court, have refused to disclose is how Chief Justice John Roberts will vote. The Legal Staff of this newspaper believes that the likeliest outcome will see Roberts joining the judgment of the majority of five Justices but that he will not join in the opinion, which Justice Alito has written, but will instead write his own concurring opinion.

The likelihood is that Chief Justice Roberts will take the position that Roe versus Wade should only protect a woman’s right to have an abortion through the point in a pregnancy when a Legislature determines that a fetus reasonably becomes “viable.” Such a position would leave the point of viability to state legislatures, overturn Roe, and still not act as a sweeping change in federal law, the precise type of outcome Roberts clearly seeks.

Roberts’ only opportunity to make such a decision the majority opinion would occur if one of the five conservatives joins in his position and then forces that more centrist view as the only one which garners a full majority of the Justices of the Court. While that scenario is possible, it’s appears to be unlikely.

Protests outside of the Supreme Court Building have been intense, particularly on Tuesday when the Supreme Court announced decisions in several cases. Both Pro Life and Pro Choice forces made enormous noise, which passersby easily could hear from as far as half a mile away from the protest site. Early in the afternoon on Tuesday, Antifa protesters chanted in favor of abortion, while a small religious group used several megaphones to overpower in the loud sound war.

This newspaper’s staff spoke with several law enforcement officers who had erected barricades on First Street in front of the Court. The Library of Congress, next door to the Supreme Court Building, closed to the public in order to add security in anticipation of the Dobbs decision.

The decision will likely come at the end of the Supreme Court’s announcements of opinions on Friday morning, so it will likely occur between 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m., Eastern Time.

This newspaper will have full coverage on the site of the Supreme Court of the United States.

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