SCOTUS slammed over inability to identify Dobbs opinion leaker
The United States Supreme Court has said it is unable to identify the person who leaked a draft opinion.
"Conservatives are reacting to a new report by the U.S. Supreme Court stating that it has been unable to identify the individual who leaked a draft opinion to Politico last year," reports Fox News.
"The report, released by the U.S. Supreme Court Marshal on Thursday, states that an investigative team hasn't been able to 'identify a person responsible by a preponderance of the evidence' who leaked the Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization draft opinion," Fox News added.
George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley said it is "chilling" that the leaker cannot be found.
"The Supreme Court's report indicates that they cannot isolate the culprit among the over 80 possible suspects for the Dobbs leak. It is an admission that is almost as chilling as the leak itself," Turley said.
"It will likely revive concerns over whether the FBI should have been asked to take the lead on the investigation," Turley added. "The Court is only a few blocks from the world's leading forensic investigatory body. What is clear is that any hope for a deterrent on such unethical conduct has been dramatically reduced. Thus far, the culprit succeeded in not just leaking the opinion but evading detection."
The Supreme Court's report indicates that they cannot isolate the culprit among the over 80 possible suspects for the Dobbs leak. It is an admission that is almost as chilling as the leak itself...
— Jonathan Turley (@JonathanTurley) January 19, 2023
Source: Fox News