It has been a month since someone, presumably someone in the Supreme Court, leaked an opinion about the overturning of Roe v. Wade.
Now the court is finally ramping up an investigation to discover who the leaker was.
This lends to speculation that the leaker was a liberal. Had a conservative done it, CNN would have already exposed the person.
Exclusive: Supreme Court leak investigation heats up as clerks are asked for phone records in unprecedented move
Supreme Court officials are escalating their search for the source of the leaked draft opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade, taking steps to require law clerks to provide cell phone records and sign affidavits, three sources with knowledge of the efforts have told CNN.
Some clerks are apparently so alarmed over the moves, particularly the sudden requests for private cell data, that they have begun exploring whether to hire outside counsel.
The court’s moves are unprecedented and the most striking development to date in the investigation into who might have provided Politico with the draft opinion it published on May 2. The probe has intensified the already high tensions at the Supreme Court, where the conservative majority is poised to roll back a half-century of abortion rights and privacy protections.
Chief Justice John Roberts met with law clerks as a group after the breach, CNN has learned, but it is not known whether any systematic individual interviews have occurred.
Lawyers outside the court who have become aware of the new inquiries related to cell phone details warn of potential intrusiveness on clerks’ personal activities, irrespective of any disclosure to the news media, and say they may feel the need to obtain independent counsel.
People on the left are very upset about this. What does that tell you?
Supreme Court enacting ex post facto rules to find leaker? Demanding affidavits and phones from clerks?
SCOTUS has outlived its usefulness – and credibility. Time to dissolve it and find an alternate solution. Almost any alternate solution.https://t.co/TcjIk6b6Wo
— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) May 31, 2022
Which specific law was broken by the leaker? Was the draft stamped "Classified?" Who said it was a Clerk? Why not also investigate Justices and their families?
Supreme Court reportedly cracking down on clerks' cell phones as leak investigation continues https://t.co/ewUcnprlRr
— Jan Hill 🇺🇸 🇺🇦🌻 (@JanHill18) May 31, 2022
If people suspected the leaker was a conservative, leftists would be demanding an investigation.