(PartiallyPolitics.com) A U.S. Supreme Court investigation into who might have leaked the draft Court decision that would mark the overturning of Roe v. Wade has yielded no results.
Roe v. Wade had protected abortions on a federal level since 1973, but it was overturned in June of 2022. Prior to the case being overturned, on May 2, 2022, Politico released a draft decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which was the case that led to Roe v. Wade being overturned.
The leak led to protests across the nation over the possibility of Roe v. Wade being overturned.
Chief Justice John Roberts at the time had called the lead an “egregious breach of trust” and had pushed for an investigation on identifying who leaked the documents. After over 120 interviews with almost 100 employees, the court has not been able to determine who leaked the draft decision.
Over the summer it was revealed in a Fox News report that at first the investigation was focused on the approximately three dozen law clerks who had been directly collaborating with justices. As part of their investigation, their phones were also handed over.
However, the Marshal’s report has so far said that they have not been able to identify who leaked the document with any substantiated evidence. However, they have added that the working-from-home conditions meant that the Court’s internal IT system had gaps in its security policy which could have led to certain documents being accidentally shared even if they contained Court-sensitive information.
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