Yesterday, one of our team members posted about the leaked SCOTUS opinion on our company wall. Kevin Jackson’s first thought— this MUST be #FAKENEWS!
There hasn’t been a Supreme Court leak since 1971. But leave it up to the Biden Administration to cement another low point in our country’s history. Now, to add insult to injury, Demand Justice, the left’s most active judicial group, is looking to use this leak to “expand the court.”
In fact, they called the move “the clearest solution” to protect the constitutional right to abortion. Further, Demand Justice claims “The Republican party has seen the writing on the wall and knows that it can’t win on the issues.”
Fox News quotes the Demand Justice email:
“From the need for access to abortion and reproductive healthcare, to the need for an adequate and immediate plan to address climate change, to the need for robust gun violence prevention, Republicans have categorically rejected issues that a commanding and consistent majority of Americans support,” the email states.
The group called the Supreme Court the Republican’s “insurance policy” and pushed its supporters to contact and pressure members of Congress to kill the filibuster and add four seats to the Supreme Court.
Demand Justice is led by former Hillary Clinton campaign staffer Brian Fallon, and it also has direct ties to the Biden administration.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki served as an outside adviser to the Demand Justice. Paige Herwig, Biden’s point person on judicial nominations, also worked for the group before joining the administration.
Demand Justice started with efforts to discredit Republican judicial picks while backing Democratic nominees. It has since morphed to more advocacy-based endeavors, such as packing the Supreme and lower courts.
But as Democratic politicians attacked right-wing dark money judicial groups, they benefitted from Demand Justice, which has been shrouded in secrecy.
Demand Justice launched in 2018 as a project of the Sixteen Thirty Fund, a fiscal sponsor managed by the Washington, D.C.-based consulting firm Arabella Advisors, which oversees one of the left’s largest dark money networks.
The group, however, recently spun into its own legal entity. Its complete list of donors is unknown due to its relationship with the Sixteen Thirty Fund and its recent break-off into its own nonprofit.
And while it hides its donors, a nonprofit in liberal billionaire George Soros’s network, the Open Society Policy Center, provided $2.6 million to Demand Justice around the time of its inception, its grants showed.
Meanwhile, Republicans are making big moves.
I can’t wait to hear what Hillary says about a few new GOP proposals.
Republican Sen. Marco Rubio introduced a bill Tuesday that would prohibit employers from receiving tax breaks for expenses related to employees’ “interstate abortion” or employees’ children’s “gender transition procedure” costs.
Rubio, R-Fla., introduced the “No Tax Breaks for Radical Corporate Activism Act” on Tuesday, which would “deny the trade or business expense deduction for the reimbursement of employee costs of child gender transition procedure or travel to obtain an abortion.”
“Our tax code should be pro-family and promote a culture of life,” Rubio told Fox News. “Instead, too often our corporations find loopholes to subsidize the murder of unborn babies or horrific ‘medical’ treatments on kids.”
Rubio added: “My bill would make sure this does not happen.”
“No deduction shall be allowed under this chapter to an employer for any amount paid or incurred to reimburse an employee for, or to otherwise pay, expenses in connection with— travel for the purpose of obtaining an abortion, or any gender transition procedure for a minor child of the employee,” the legislation, obtained by Fox News, states.
The bill notes several “exceptions,” including services “performed because the individual suffers from a physical disorder, physical injury, or physical illness which would, as certified by a physician, place the individual in imminent danger of death or impairment of major bodily function unless surgery is performed.”
The introduction of the bill comes after a number of large corporations, including Amazon, Apple, Citigroup and others, have announced they will cover travel expenses each year for non-life threatening medical treatments, including abortions.
I’m not sure any of this is nearly as interesting as the hunt for the leaker.
There are at least 60 possibilities so far, and the search is just heating up.