Saturday Evening Reside star Colin Jost took intention at Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito’s controversial leaked draft opinion on Roe v Wade in the course of the Weekend Replace section on 7 Could, making reference to actor Johnny Depp’s ongoing defamation trial in opposition to ex-wife Amber Heard.
Jost opened his monologue by mentioning that: “Tomorrow is Mother’s Day, whether you wanted to be one or not.”
He went on to elucidate that: “In an unprecedented move that could cause lasting damage to the Supreme Court, a draft opinion was leaked which indicates that they intend to overturn Roe v Wade. So the court is usually careful, but they slipped up just this once and now they’ve got to live with it forever. Sounds really unfair!”
The present’s chilly open had already mocked Justice Alito with a Benedict Cumberbatch-starring sketch set in thirteenth Century England. Jost returned to the concept Justice Alito’s views are outdated, saying: “The opinion was written by Justice Samuel Alito, and he bases his arguments on laws from the 1600s. So it’s an outdated opinion from an angry 70 year old? This shouldn’t be a Supreme Court decision, it should just be a Facebook post.”
Jost added: “The opinion also seems like it was written in a weird conservative bubble. Here’s how you know: he quotes his own colleague Brett Kavanaugh six times. One for each beer in the pack. He even cites Kavanaugh on civil rights, which is like citing Amber Heard on how to make a bed.”
A headline displayed behind Jost made it clear that this was a reference to information that considered one of Johnny Depp’s safety guards had stated in courtroom that Amber Heard known as faeces discovered within the couple’s mattress a “practical joke gone wrong”. The previous couple are concerned in a multi-million greenback defamation trial in Virginia.
Elsewhere on Saturday Evening Reside, host Cumberbatch joked about being “beat by Will Smith” on the Oscars. The actor, who was nominated in the identical class as Smith, rapidly clarified: “Not bodily!