Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch weighed in on the high court’s investigation into the leak of the Dobbs decision draft, pointing out that the investigation is ongoing but he hopes it will end soon.
An internal Supreme Court investigation into the leak of the draft opinion overruling Roe v. Wade continues, Justice Neil Gorsuch said.
“The chief justice appointed an internal committee to oversee the investigation,” Gorsuch told the 10th Circuit Bench and Bar Conference in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Thursday, The Wall Street Journal reported.
“That committee has been busy, and we’re looking forward to their report, I hope soon.”
Gorsuch, at a conference that did not allow reporters to ask questions, did not say if the report will be made public.
He joined other justices in condemning the draft’s leak, suggesting it was intended to affect the outcome of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization.
“Improper efforts to influence judicial decision making, from whatever side, are a threat [to the judicial process],” Gorsuch told the conference attendees, WSJ reported.
“They inhibit our capacity to communicate with one another,” reducing the candor between jurists of different persuasions that “improves our final products. I very much hope we get to the bottom of this sooner or later.”
I know some have doubted that the investigation was still ongoing so I thought it would be good for people to hear it from Gorsuch.
Like him, though, I do hope we find out soon who the person was who leaked it to Politico. The investigation has been going on since May and one has to wonder just how long it takes to figure this out.
If I were a betting man, I’d put big money on it coming from one of the left-wing justices. The idea that this came from the right seems absurd to me.