United States Supreme Court Justice Sam Alito on Thursday singled out Atlantic writer Adam Serwer for writing what he described as an "inflammatory" article about his work.
During a lecture at the University of Notre Dame, Alito attacked Serwer for writing an article about the court's decision to allow Texas to go through with its law that allows private citizens to sue anyone who performs or even assists in an abortion.
Alito took particular umbrage at Serwer's claim that "the conservative majority on the Supreme Court was so eager to nullify Roe v. Wade, the 1973 precedent securing the right to abortion, that it didn't even wait for oral arguments" in the Texas case.
Alito called this statement "inflammatory" and "false."
"We did no such thing," he complained. "We said that expressly in our order."
Alito then called it "ridiculous" to suggest the court should have held oral arguments for the case, even though the Texas law effectively outlawed abortion in the state in direct defiance of the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling.
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