Washington D.C., Jan 19, 2023 / 14:00 pm
The Supreme Court announced today that it has failed to find the person responsible for the leaked draft opinion overturning Roe v. Wade.
A joint statement released by the Supreme Court and marshal of the court today said the investigation has not been able to positively identify the culprit, despite concluding that it is “unlikely” the court was hacked and narrowing the search to “82 employees [who] had access to electronic or hard copies of the draft opinion.”
“It is not possible to determine the identity of any individual who may have disclosed the document or how the draft opinion ended up with Politico,” the Supreme Court statement said.
An unprecedented Supreme Court leak to Politico in May 2022 exposed an unpublished draft opinion in which five justices voted to overturn Roe v. Wade, ending the constitutional right to abortion. The majority opinion in the case, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, returned the decision regarding abortion regulations back to the states.