Who leaked the Supreme Court Draft Opinion Document Itself May Offer Clues Into Source

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Chief Justice John Roberts launched an investigation by the Marshal to investigate the leaked Supreme Court opinion that suggested Roe v. Wade would be overturned.

Politico published the entire draft. There are many clues that may help to identify the source of the leak.

It looks great! “hastily photocopied”It is “dog-eared”The New York Times reported that the New York Times was located in the upper left corner. There is evidence “a large staple was removed”The words “1st draft”These are highlighted in yellow

“It suggests that this document was either scanned or pictures taken of it with a phone. Perhaps that was the method by which it was transferred. I have a strong, high level of confidence that we’d be able to find out who this person is,”Inside Edition was told by William Daly, a retired FBI agent.

The Supreme Court is currently locked down Thursday. It is surrounded by 8-foot tall guards. “non-scalable” fencing. As protests grew about the prospect that the landmark case which established a constitutional right for abortion would be overturned, the barriers were put up overnight.

Ted Cruz of Texas speculates that the document was leaked by one of three liberal justices’ clerks. It could also have been leaked by a secretary, top court staffer or a justice, disgruntled employee of the court, or a spouse. 

A conspiracy theory circulating on social media, with zero evidence, points to Ginni Thomas — the wife of conservative Justice Clarence Thomas.

 

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