In the United States, supreme court launches investigation into leak of draft opinion

By Rachel Treisman, 5 May 2022
Supreme Court of the United States (photo credit:
Supreme Court of the United States (photo credit:
While the public continues processing the contents of the leaked draft opinion overturning Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court is trying to figure out how it got out in the first place. Chief Justice John Roberts stressed [...] that the draft opinion does not represent the court's final decision. He called the leak a "betrayal of the confidences of the Court" but vowed that its work will not be affected in any way. "This was a singular and egregious breach of that trust that is an affront to the Court and the community of public servants who work here," he said, adding that he had directed the marshal of the court to launch an investigation into the source of the leak. [...] Col. Gail Curley, a former U.S. Army attorney, has served as the court's marshal since June 2021. Now she's tasked with finding the source of one of the biggest leaks in modern Supreme Court history — even though it doesn't appear to involve any sort of crime.
Read the full article here: NPR


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