The Supreme Court has announced that it cannot find the leaker of the Dobbs report but will keep searching if new evidence comes to light.
Apparently what evidence they may have isn’t compelling enough, as they say there is no preponderance of evidence to identify any one person.
Here’s more from Fox News:
An investigation by the U.S. Supreme Court has failed to identify the culprit who leaked a draft Court decision that signaled the overturning of Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 ruling the legalized abortion at the federal level.
On May 2, Politico published a draft of the decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the major abortion case that would eventually overturn Roe v. Wade. The unprecedented leak triggered protests across the country and at the justices’ homes that continued for months.
Chief Justice John Roberts announced after the leak that he had called upon the Marshal of the Court to investigate the situation and find the source who leaked the document to Politico.
Sources told Fox News over the summer that the initial focus was on some three dozen law clerks who work directly with the justices. Those clerks were asked to turn over their phones.
Per the Marshal’s report, the investigation team has been “unable to identify a person responsible by a preponderance of the evidence.”
I’m honestly a little shocked that they haven’t been able to find the perpetrator of this leak. If their investigation was as thorough as it should be, then perhaps it wasn’t a law clerk who is responsible for the leak to Politico. Hmmmm.
By not finding the person responsible, trust between the justices on the court will undoubtedly still be a problem. How this unfolds in the future will be interesting to see. Will they be able to reestablish trust based on increased security measures? We shall see.