Earlier this month a draft opinion revealing the Supreme Court is set to strike down Roe v Wade was ‘leaked’ to far-left Politico’s Josh Gerstein.
Via Politico: “The Supreme Court has voted to strike down the landmark Roe v. Wade decision, according to an initial draft majority opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito circulated inside the court and obtained by POLITICO.”
Justice Alito’s opinion is a “full-throated, unflinching repudiation” according to Politico.
“Roe was egregiously wrong from the start,” Alito wrote. “We hold that Roe and Casey must be overruled. It is time to heed the Constitution and return the issue of abortion to the people’s elected representatives.”
The draft opinion was leaked to the press – something that is unprecedented. Of course, most assume the leaker is a liberal clerk who hopes to change the outcome of the case.
According to CNN, Supreme Court officials are now working to obtain the law clerks’ phone records in search for the ‘leaker.’
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.