HARRIS FAULKNER (HOST): Carrie Severino, president of the Judicial Crisis Network is in “Focus" now. This is something that you have been perched to talk about for quite some time, and then we had a leak from the U.S. Supreme Court, and things seemed to shift. Your reaction to the huge news today.
CARRIE SEVERINO (PRESIDENT, THE JUDICIAL CRISIS NETWORK): Yeah well I mean, you're right that we've seen this opinion already, so that's what is so unusual such a major case coming down and you almost don't have to read the majority opinion because everyone's already read it. There's a few small additions addressing some arguments in the dissent, clarifying some of the fearmongering I think we've heard, saying no this case is about abortion. This is not marriage, this is not about schools. No, it is about abortion, please don't pretend that it's going to have an impact on every other case in our society because it simply doesn't.
But it's amazing to me to see this court that really — finally we have a court where the majority of the justices recognize what the Constitution says and they have the courage, even in the face of these outrageous displays, the violence and the threats and the intimidation. I think people thought that with the leak, that that would somehow mean there is a chance to show them “oh, you better be scared if you put this opinion out.' Well you know what, they still did, they knew that their job as justices was to interpret the law and I think it's wonderful, a wonderful day to know that they had the courage to do that and now we have to make sure we're standing behind them and defend and protect our justices when they are simply doing their job.
FAULKNER: A hundred percent on that.