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Nebraska law professor explains the Supreme Court draft opinion leak

It's happened, but leaks on SCOTUS opinions are extremely rare.
Posted at 8:08 PM, May 03, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-03 21:08:47-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — 3 News Now anchor, Mary Nelson spoke to Eric Berger, a professor at the University of Nebraska College of Law. He teaches constitutional law and it's his primary area of research.

Berger provided an in-depth analysis of the leak of a Supreme Court draft opinion, which suggests a majority of justices may be ready to overturn Roe v. Wade.

The professor, who once clerked for U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland, covered a wide range of questions including:

  • The intersection between Roe v. Wade and the right to privacy.
  • Should people be concerned about other Supreme Court decisions being overturned?
  • Who might have leaked the draft?
  • Are there any previous instances of this happening before?
  • The potential political benefits of leaking the draft for both sides of the aisle.

See the full conversation in the Web Extra below.

WEB EXTRA: Interview with Professor Eric Berger

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