Supreme Court Leaker Suspect Still Not Identified, After Weeks

( The 1973 Roe v. Wade judgment that established a right to abortion was officially reversed by the Supreme Court in a judgment that bears a striking resemblance to the draft opinion that was leaked two months prior. The leaker’s identity, who sparked a wave of vandalism against pro-life organizations and put the justices’ lives at peril, is still a mystery.

Nearly two months ago, Chief Justice John Roberts announced that he had “directed the Marshal of the Court to launch an investigation into the source of the leak,” noting that the leak of Justice Samuel Alito’s draft opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization was “a singular and egregious breach” of trust and an “affront to the Court and the community of public servants who work here.” The number of clerks and staff who had access to the draft cannot be that large since the Supreme Court only has a few hundred personnel. About a month has passed since Supreme Court authorities requested that clerks sign affidavits and hand over the data on their cellphones. The public began looking into the Politico reporter’s and certain clerks’ prior social relationships once the draft was revealed. Early on, some pesky minds conjectured that one of the judges had neglected their obligations to the institution and their fellow justices by engaging in this violation. People will begin to suspect that finding the leaker will worsen the harm already done to the Court’s reputation the longer the inquiry continues without a resolution.

Progressive Democrats are furious that the Biden administration still appears slow-moving and blindsided despite having two months’ notice of the Dobbs decision. The concept of congressional Democrats building abortion clinics on federal lands in Republican areas is currently facing several practical and financial challenges.

One of the most bizarre theories is that Native American reserves in red states should open abortion clinics beyond the reach of state government laws. Those who support this plan don’t seem to have thought to ask Native American tribes if they want their reservations transformed into locations where non-Natives go for abortions. Native Americans haven’t been very excited about the notion, as it happens.

Maybe the leaker can be consulted for a better plan. They’ll have time to think about it once out of a job. Or worse yet, from a jail cell.