Supreme Court Justice Reveals Serious News on ID of Who Leaked ‘Roe’ Draft


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The American public was promised that our civil servants would protect our institutions and serve the people, and it has been a long time since the American people have really seen any of that outside of the Presidency of Donald J. Trump.

The media has made it a habit to leak highly politicized content from government workers meant to smear political opponents of Trump and to otherwise stir up violence and anger against Conservatives, and that is just a part of the regular day for the American people at this point.

But the public has been promised, over and over, that one leak will really be exposed.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan revealed this week that she expects there to be an update by the end of the month on the court’s efforts to track down the leaker of a SCOTUS draft opinion, to POLITICO, and the left is not happy about it.

Few people have any real hope of government-funded workers, like the majority of the US Supreme Court Justices- who are lifelong government workers- doing anything ethical anymore.

However – people keep talking about the eventuality of transparency and justice, nonetheless. Including the case of the leaker during the contentious Roe v. Wade trial earlier in the summer.

“During a discussion at Temple Emanu-El’s Streicker Center with Judge Alison Nathan, Kagan said she suspected none of her colleagues were privy to the efforts of the leak investigation “except for the chief justice, maybe, about what the investigation has turned up, if anything,” referring to Chief Justice John Roberts,” Martin Walsh reported for Conservative Brief about the promise to find the SCOTUS/ POLITICO leaker that kicked off riots and death threats against Conservative Supreme Court Justices.

“Judges create legitimacy problems for themselves … when they instead stray into places where it looks like they’re an extension of the political process or when they’re imposing their own personal preferences,” Kagan said.

“Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch also spoke recently about the investigation into the identity of the person or persons who leaked the ‘Roe’ preliminary draft opinion in May.

The Washington Examiner reported on the story:

“It’s been just over five months since a Supreme Court draft opinion signaling the overturning of Roe v. Wade leaked to the media — with no signs as to where it originated from.

The May leak of the draft opinion to Politico, which signaled the high court was poised to vote along conservative-liberal ideological lines to overturn Roe, became official when the June 24 opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization was released with hardly any changes from the draft.

In the months since the leak, justices have experienced heightened security concerns at their personal homes from pro-abortion rights protesters, coupled with a very real threat made against Justice Brett Kavanaugh in June, when a 26-year-old man came to his Maryland home armed with the intent to kill the justice, according to statements he made in a 911 call.”

Gorsuch gave his views of the leak during a discussion with lawyers and judges in Colorado Springs Thursday at the 10th Circuit Judicial Conference.” Walsh reported.

“The chief justice appointed an internal committee to oversee the investigation,” Gorsuch said. “That committee has been busy, and we’re looking forward to their report, I hope, soon.”

At the time, the nation’s highest court admitted that a “copy of a draft opinion in a pending case” was made public, but added that it did “not represent a decision by the Court or the final position of any member on the issues in the case.”

“Former law clerks at the high court from both sides of the aisle were uniformly stunned when Justice Samuel L. Alito Jr.’s draft dropped online, but they differ broadly on whether the court should identify the culprit and if the leaker needs to be punished to counter future disclosures of controversial cases,” The Washington Times reported.

“And despite the magnitude of the breach of high court etiquette and procedure, some think the mystery may never be cracked — or at least revealed to outsiders,” the report added.

“If they haven’t identified the person by now, they aren’t going to make it public. I don’t think the public will find out,” said Carolyn Shapiro, a former clerk for retired Justice Stephen G. Breyer.

One Republican lawmaker recently speculated that the Supreme Court’s liberal-leaning justices are likely aware of who the leaker is.

Rep. Matt Rosendale of Montana said he believed that at least some of the justices know the leaker’s identity.

“We all could probably agree that the justices that were appointed by Democrat presidents know who the leaker was,” he said. “What bothers me, it’s not only the undermining that it did of the institution and the trust factor that these folks have with each other,” it’s that now that the trust is broken, “it’s very difficult to restore it.”

Rosendale said he believes the person or persons who released the information will be revealed.

“There could be more people involved, and those people could go all the way to the top,” he said. “Don’t eliminate the judges because you know people, so there’s no way that would happen. No way. Think about it. Michael Sussmann is on trial right now for Russiagate. That happened six years ago. We’re only getting answers right now. I hope it doesn’t take another six years to get answers to what happened at the Supreme Court.”

We will see if SCOTUS promises are any good, hopefully soon.

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