(Republicaninformer.com)- The Supreme Court released the final details of its investigation into who leaked the draft opinion in the Dobbs decision last summer, saying that they were unable to find the true source of the leak.
Yet, while that was the conclusion of the report, many people have taken to social media to share their opinions on who they think was responsible for the leak.
Last Thursday, the high court released a statement that was unsigned, which concluded that they weren’t able to determine who was responsible for the draft opinion leak. The report didn’t even give any explanation as to how that draft ended up being sent to Politico, which was the first media outlet that published it.
Back in May, the draft opinion in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization was leaked to Politico. It foreshadowed that the high court was about to overturn the Roe v. Wade landmark decision.
The draft opinion was penned by conservative Justice Samuel Alito.
When the leak occurred, it was a monumental happening. And when the Supreme Court ultimately did end up overturning the Roe decision, protests and vitriol exploded throughout the country. Democrats tried to use the decision as a way to encourage voters to go to the polls during the midterms in November.
Even though the Supreme Court statement didn’t place a blame on any one individual, that didn’t stop plenty of people from hitting up social media and giving their opinions on who it might be.
Sydney Bauer, a journalist, even tweeted that the investigators in the case didn’t interview any justices who could’ve been responsible for leaking the opinion.
Gail Curley, the marshal for the Supreme Court, shot down that notion, saying on Friday in a statement:
“During the course of the investigation, I spoke with each of the justices, several on multiple occasions.
“The justices actively cooperated in this iterative process, asking questions and answering mine. I followed up on all credible leads, none of which implicated the justices or their spouses. On this basis, I did not believe it was necessary to ask the justices to sign sworn affidavits.
Some users on social media speculated that it might have been Alito leaking the opinion that he wrote. Others believed it to be fellow conservative Justice Clarence Thomas.
The statement put out by the high court added that they consulted with Michael Chertoff, an attorney who used to serve as the secretary of Homeland Security, for the investigation.
After he conducted a review that was “thorough” Chertoff concluded he wasn’t able to identify any measures that the investigative team could’ve taken that they didn’t already.
But, that only added fuel to the fire for some Twitter users, as Chertoff once served as a U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey before Alito himself.
Whoever the source of the leak was, it doesn’t look good for the Supreme Court at all that they weren’t to find any information to shed light on it.