Prince Harry mocked by Supreme Court judge for attacking US abortion ruling

Supreme Court justice Samuel Alito was treated to laughter as he mocked Harry (Picture: Notre Dame Law School/Getty)

has been mocked for attacking the decision to overturn by the supreme court justice who wrote the ruling.

Justice Samuel Alito, 72, spoke against the Duke of Sussex in his first public address since the 1973 abortion rights ruling was overthrown.

He was speaking at an event for religious liberty in Rome last week in response to comments made to the UN saying that the world is facing ‘a global assault on democracy and freedom’.

Justice Alito said: ‘What really wounded me – what really wounded me – was when the Duke of Sussex addressed the United Nations and seemed to compare the decision, whose name may not be spoken, with the Russian attack on .’

Justice Alito – whose law change last month made abortion illegal for millions of women in the US – also brushed off criticism of the ruling from world leaders including Boris Johnson, France’s and Canadian prime minister .

He said: ‘I had the honour this term of writing I think the only Supreme Court decision in the history of that institution that has been lambasted by a whole string of foreign leaders who felt perfectly fine commenting on American law.’

Justice Alito joked ‘one of these was Boris Johnson, but he paid the price’ – referring to the amid a and his and Flatgate rows.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle arriving at the UN on Nelson Mandela Day for his speech (Picture: Reuters

The University of Notre Dame posted yesterday, prompting a wave of abuse Alito on social media.

Harry rebuked the Supreme Court decision along with Russia’s bombardment of Ukraine during a speech at the UN in New York City on July 18, for .

The dad-of-two said: ‘And from the horrific war in Ukraine to the rolling back of constitutional right in the US, we are witnessing a global assault on democracy and freedom, the cause of Mandela’s life.

‘This has been a painful year in a painful decade. We are living through a pandemic that continues to ravage communities in every corner of the globe.’

Justice Alito, renowned as one of the Supreme Court’s most conservative justices, was nominated to the court by in 2005, and declared in his speech ‘religious liberty is worth defending’.

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