SCOTUS Turning Up The Heat In Probe Of Roe Draft Opinion Leak: Report | Beaufort County Now | Officials affiliated with the Supreme Court are reportedly intensifying their investigation into the leak of the draft opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade, allegedly causing law clerks working for SCOTUS justices to consider obtaining legal counsel.

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
    Publisher's Note: This post appears here courtesy of the The Daily Wire. The author of this post is Hank Berrien.

    Officials affiliated with the Supreme Court are reportedly intensifying their investigation into the leak of the draft opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade, allegedly causing law clerks working for SCOTUS justices to consider obtaining legal counsel.

    New steps taken by the Court reportedly include obtaining law clerks' cell phone records and signed affidavits, according to sources providing information to CNN.

    "Chief Justice John Roberts met with law clerks as a group after the breach," CNN reported, "but it is not known whether any systematic individual interviews have occurred."

    "I think an attorney, in the course of representation, could decide to speak to the press to promote his client's interests," Josh Blackman pointed out at Reason. "But there is an open question: does the attorney-client privilege survive in light of a duty of confidentiality to the Court? That is, could a clerk tell her attorney about some internal information in order to prepare a legal strategy? Could the Chief fire a clerk who confides in this lawyer?"

    The investigation is headed by the Supreme Court marshal, Colonel Gail Curley, who is "in some ways constrained in her investigation by her position, which was created just after the Civil War, in 1867," AP noted.

    "Experts say leaking the draft opinion likely wasn't a crime, and Curley's investigative tools are limited," AP continued. "She could theoretically hire an outside law firm to assist, and in other judicial records cases the FBI has been called in. But it isn't clear if she or others have the power to issue subpoenas to get material from journalists or the fewer than 100 people in the court - including justices - with access to a draft opinion."

    After the leak of the draft opinion on May 3, Chief Justice John Roberts harshly criticized the leak, calling it "a singular and egregious breach of that trust that is an affront to the Court and the community of public servants who work here," adding that he had "directed the Marshal of the Court to launch an investigation into the source of the leak."

    In the draft opinion, Justice Samuel Alito wrote bluntly:

    We hold that Roe and Casey (Planned Parenthood v. Casey) must be overruled. The Constitution makes no reference to abortion, and no such right is implicitly protected by any constitutional provision, including the one on which the defenders of Roe and Casey chiefly rely - the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. ... It is time to heed the Constitution and return the issue of abortion to the people's elected representatives.

    The Daily Wire is one of America's fastest growing conservative media companies for breaking news, investigative reporting, sports, podcasts, in-depth analysis, books, and entertainment for a reason: because we believe in what we do. We believe in our country, in the value of truth and the freedom to speak it, and in the right to challenge tyranny wherever we see it. Believe the same? Become a member now and join our mission.
Go Back


Latest Op-Ed & Politics

Have you heard the latest? Uncle Joe is attempting to appropriate billions of dollars to a program designed to mandate that CRT is taught across the nation in OUR public schools.
Saule Omarova, Democrat President Joe Biden’s nominee for comptroller of the currency, has withdrawn her name from consideration for the position after facing increasing opposition to nomination over allegations that she was a Marxist.
The Federal Reserve announced an increase in interest rates Wednesday afternoon, boosting the cost of borrowing money by 0.75%, the largest increase in a single meeting in nearly 30 years.
Clarence Thomas tells us what we need to be working toward
Politicians in Washington are growing increasingly nervous, as the CDC has announced they have discovered the first case of Lizardpox on American shores.
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said on Sunday that suspending gas taxes is “certainly worth considering” amid rising energy prices.
Australia reportedly will not send officials to the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, China, in response to the communist nation’s genocide against religious minorities.
To what extent can a selective educational institution advantage certain racial groups in admissions decisions without discriminating against other groups simultaneously?
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Sunday blamed global factors for Americans’ spiraling purchasing power and declared a recession is “not at all inevitable,” despite a growing consensus the U.S. could soon find out one is already underway.


With the price of food skyrocketing and the value of Bitcoin plummeting, McDonald's restaurants across the world have rolled out a new value menu in which all items cost only 1 Bitcoin.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) slammed President Joe Biden during a speech on the Senate floor Tuesday over the unfolding crisis in Ukraine. Tens of thousands of Russian soldiers have been amassing near its border in what experts warn might be a prelude to an invasion.
The North Carolina State Health Plan and the National Academy for State Health Policy Find that North Carolina's Dominant Hospital Systems Recorded Billions of Dollars in Profits After Taking Taxpayer-Funded COVID Relief
Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) got some unexpected praise late this week from media personality Bill Maher, who insisted that DeSantis would be better than former President Donald Trump.
Milestone Air Quality Legislation Paved Way for Significant Environmental and Clean Energy Efforts
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki took a shot at Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) during Tuesday’s press briefing over remarks that Ocasio-Cortez made about organized retail theft incidents that have plagued several major Democrat-controlled cities in recent weeks.
The United States of America has edged closer and closer to the Leftist maxim of "Abortion on Demand" whenever it is demanded, by whomever demands it, but now that ease of operation to alleviate oneself of that nagging little problem has come to a screeching halt.


Back to Top