Speaking at Notre Dame Law School’s Religious Liberty initiative in Rome, Justice Samuel Alito, the author of Dobbs v. Jackson, used the event to attack foreign leaders who criticized his decision. He did so by mocking them and cracking jokes. Specifically, he said he had the honor of writing a decision that had been lambasted by “a whole string of foreign leaders who felt perfectly fine commenting on American law…” He then cracked, “one of these was former Prime Minister Boris Johnson, but he paid the price,” referencing Johnson’s resignation.
Opinion: Alito’s comments undermine the court
August 8, 2022