The Supreme Court leak proceeds to defy any rational rationalization. A conservative leak to keep 5 would backfire. A liberal leak to break apart the greater part would backfire. The leak hurts conservatives and hurts liberals alike. But then yet again, why presume the leaker was rational–or at the very least rational, as I recognize it. Possibly the considering was distinctive.
The leaker may well have been channeling Publius Decius Mus, who wrote the notorious essay, The Flight 93 Election.
2016 is the Flight 93 election: charge the cockpit or you die. You may die in any case. You—or the chief of your party—may make it into the cockpit and not know how to fly or land the plane. There are no guarantees.
Apart from a person: if you really don’t test, demise is certain. To compound the metaphor: a Hillary Clinton presidency is Russian Roulette with a semi-car. With Trump, at least you can spin the cylinder and take your likelihood.
Whoever resolved to leak this doc no for a longer time cared about the result in Dobbs. Nor did this man or woman worry about harming the Supreme Courtroom by itself. Institutional hurt was a feature, and not a bug of the leak. Fairly, the aim may have been to destroy the Supreme Court as we know it in purchase to (ideally) preserve the nation.