The Supreme Court was in crisis before the historic decision that overturned Roe v Wade was even published due to an internal Supreme Court leak that led to the Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organization being public knowledge.
Almost a year after the leak that sent the country in to chaos and led to protests at the homes of Supreme Court Justices, including one instance where someone attempted to murder Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, investigative authorities have reportedly narrowed their search down to a ‘few suspects’.
While the suspects have not been named, one is allegedly a clerk at the Supreme Court, while the others are also presumably employees of some sort.
While its likely that the leaker will lose their job at the Supreme Court, authorities have not clarified if they can or will face criminal charges.
The Wall Street Journal Reports–
Its been almost a year and we still don't know who leaked the Dobbs opinion https://t.co/ppBORrDCyl
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) January 13, 2023
“Supreme Court investigators probing the May leak of Justice Samuel Alito’s draft opinion overruling Roe v. Wade have narrowed their inquiry to a small number of suspects including law clerks, but officials have yet to conclusively identify the alleged culprit, people familiar with the matter said.
A day after the draft opinion was published last year by Politico, Chief Justice John Roberts assigned the Supreme Court’s marshal, Gail Curley, to investigate the leak. The court has released no information regarding the investigation since then. Little has emerged elsewhere, apart from a demand from investigators in June that justices’ law clerks sit for interviews and surrender their cellphones, prompting several of the three-dozen clerks serving in May to seek legal counsel.
A Supreme Court spokeswoman didn’t respond to requests for comment.
Congressional Republicans have complained about the lack of information regarding the source of the leak.”